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Pickle in a Pickle

Python pickle is something many of us have had a love-hate relationship with. We've loved it before using it and hated it afterwards ;-). Even the official documentation at pickle — Python object serialization seems a bit faint in its praise.

Maybe we should put pickle in the Deprecate Python category?

Fair comment? Overly harsh? What do you think?

Note - the following comments were transferred over from a more general blog post about features so all the pickle content can be together.