What is serialization and Deserialization Python?

by XDK 7. August 2019 03:43

Explanation:

Python object serialization and deserialization is an important aspect of any non-trivial program. If in Python you save something to a file, if you read a configuration file, or if you respond to an HTTP request, you do object serialization and deserialization.

Serialization refers to the translation of object state into bytes to send it over the network or store it in hard disk. We need serialization because the hard disk or network infrastructure are hardware component and we cannot send objects because it understands just bytes and not objects

Pickling and Unpickling in Python.

Pickling in python refers to the process of serializing objects into binary streams, while unpickling is the inverse of that. It’s called that because of the pickle module in Python which implements the methods to do this.Pickling is useful when you want to save the state of your objects and reuse them at another time without losing any instance specific data. If you are using large files, CPickle is recommended. CPickle is implemented in C, making it much faster.

 

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