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From: Jeremy Yallop <jeremy.yallop@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: ANN: pretty-printing, type-safe marshalling, dynamic typing for free.
Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> In `deriving' Pickle is a fairly naive value-oriented serialiser.
> 
> That's an unfortunate choice.  Traditionally, "pickling" was always used for
> the structure&cycle preserving form of serialization.  Sometimes "marshalling"
> was used to describe the naive no-sharing kind of serialization.
> 
> Nowadays, it seems that "pickling" is not used very often and "marshalling"
> tends to take care of sharing and cycles as well, tho.
> 
> Still, in my mind "pickling" implies "the non-naive kind of serialization".

Interesting.  Of course, the name "Marshal" is already taken by the 
OCaml standard library.  Do you have any other suggestions for a name 
for naive serialisation?  "Serialise"/"Serialize", perhaps?