Talk:Pickle (Python)

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This is a really specific topic of relevance to a small number of people using a particular programming language. Perhaps it would be best left to authors of Python-related websites and wikis. GBMorris (talk) 18:56, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

It's certainly a more general topic, even under the term "pickling". The concept dates back at least to Herlihy and Liskov's 1982 TOPLaS A value transmission method for abstract data types about CLU. The term itself was allegedly coined in Birrell, et. al.'s 1987 A simple and efficient implementation of a small database, although the application of the term to a programming language implementation may originate with Modula-3. I've reworded the very start of the article to make it less Python-centric. If that impels someone to entirely merge this article into serialization, so be it. AHMartin (talk) 15:55, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I just added three cite templates to the Python section of the Serialization article. AHMartin (talk) 20:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)