Re: Serialisation formats
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On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Arne Vajh?j wrote:
Tom Anderson wrote:
I'm wondering about something like persisting objects to a database
(HypersonicSQL or similar) and then taking the database table files. It's
not really a serialisation format per se, but it might be interesting to
HypersonicSQL is relational not object oriented AFAIK.
Yes. I was thinking of using an ORM to put things into an RDBMS. Sorry, i
should have made myself clearer there.
My guess would be that most/all databases uses binary serialization.
Yes. I have come across toy databases that don't, and there are situations
like using MS Jet to use a CVS file as a database, but i'd be surprised if
there was a serious database that didn't. And i'd be interested to see how
efficient that binary format was as an object storage medium, once you
include any overhead from the ORM.
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