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picking / marshaling to strings in ocaml-revision-stable way
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Date: 2008-05-31 (06:43)
From: Luca de Alfaro <luca@d...>
Subject: picking / marshaling to strings in ocaml-revision-stable way
I need a way to convert  data structures to strings, in a way that is robust
with respect to different versions of Ocaml.
What I need to translate are mostly mixes of tuples, lists and variant
types.  A typical example of data to marshal/pickle may look like:

(3.4, [Move (4, 3, 5); Del (4, 2); Ins (4, 2)], "an example")

I heard that the marshaling of the module Marshal is not robust with respect
to changes in the version of Ocaml, and since I need to insert the data in a
database for long-term use, this is a serious drawback. I need the
marshaling and unmarshaling to be completely independent from the version of
Ocaml, and from the particular architecture where the marshaling occurs.
I could of course write my own solution, but I am wondering if there are any
suitable modules  available that I could use.

Many thanks!