[Pipet Devel] PAOS and the Work Flow System

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga hortiz at neurobio.upr.clu.edu
Wed Apr 14 10:13:33 EDT 1999

>     [Zuazaga]
>     > http://www.python.org/topics/xml/xml.html
>     > 
>     > lists two proposals for an XML over HTTP RPC mechanism,
> The communication between Paos clients and server uses Python's pickle
> module plus some optimizations. The pickle module lets you serialize
> Python objects into strings so you can send them over the net. There is no
> specified standard for the pickle protocol.

I think we need to be careful, we should write our own pickling routines that 
serialize data as XML.  From what I understand of pickling, this shouldn't be 
a problem, but I want to make clear that ad-hoc protocols are not going to be 

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga
Bioinformatics Specialist
Institute of Neurobiology
hortiz at neurobio.upr.clu.edu

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