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On Sat Jan 05 2013 @  3:44, wrote:
> On 05/01/2013 03:13, Coda Highland wrote:
> >There are a few serialization systems out there (no links handy at the
> >moment), but you do want to be careful with that as deserializing
> >untrusted data could end you up with malicious functions.
> >
> >/s/ Adam
> >
> I am not very familiar with the terminology. Does "serialization"
> simply means saving a table to a file?

More or less. Serialization[1] is "the process of converting a data
structure of object state into a format that can be stored...and
'resurrected' later in the same or another computer environment."

In and of itself, serialization is the conversion process. It doesn't
necessarily imply saving it in a particular way. But in a larger sense,
yes, what you want is serialization.

We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
    Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System