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Google Summer of Code 2012 Python Software Foundation

Create a new version of the Pickle serializer for Python

by Stefan Mihaila for Python Software Foundation

The purpose of this project is to improve Pickle for Python3 by adding 64bit compatibility, hard-coding the pickling and unpickling of sets et. al, a more compact pickling of small strings etc. This has been proposed on PEP 3154.