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Re: is there a way to serialize hash tables?

From: Tim Meehan
Subject: Re: is there a way to serialize hash tables?
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 23:58:06 -0600

Thanks a lot guys - I did a test with the stored alist and it was plenty
fast enough for what I needed. I had looked at guile-json for reading in
some settings. It is good to know that it is very fast also.

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 6:10 AM Linus Björnstam <>

> Alex and I got the speed of guile-json up to about 19megs a second under
> guile 3 on a 4 year old intel i5, which may or may not be adequate for your
> needs, Tim.
> I have some code I wrote during that spurt that preforms slightly better
> than guile-json in general (about 3-4% on my machine. Alex could not repeat
> those numbers) an on files with many large strings in particular (10% in
> extreme cases).  If that is interesting I could put it online somewhere.
> The functioning code is a derivate work of guile-json, so the GPL applies.
> --
>   Linus Björnstam
> On Sat, 26 Dec 2020, at 05:28, John Cowan wrote:
> > I think that's the best bet, although JSON is also a possibility.  I'm
> > working on a more general text-serialization solution, but it will be
> quite
> > some time before I have a chance to work on it.
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 10:28 PM Tim Meehan <> wrote:
> >
> > > I have a big-ish blob of key-value pairs that I would like to not have
> to
> > > store as text and then convert to a hashtable when I am filtering my
> data.
> > >
> > > Right now I am saving it as an alist and then converting back to a
> > > hashtable using "alist->hashtable" from SRFI 69. I was just hoping that
> > > there was something more clever ... perhaps it is plenty clever enough.
> > >
> >

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