[mod_python] Documentation suggestions for section 4.7.1 in the beta mod_python manual

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Fri Nov 7 16:58:12 EST 2003

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Michael S. Fischer wrote:

> Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
> > Second, there is a distinction between "marshalling" and "pickling", which
> > is what SerialCookie uses. The process of unmarshalling does not execute
> > arbitrary code.
> What's your evaluation of the possibility that the marshaling method
> will change between Python versions?  The docs explicitly offer no
> guarantee that the format will remain stable.

Well - marshalling is used to create .pyc files, and the format does
include a version number I believe. It's very unlikely that the format
will change with no backwards compatibility.

In other words I don't see this as a concern when using MarshalCookie.


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