Questions tagged [serialization]

Serialization is the process by which an object is converted into a format that can be stored and later retrieved.

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F# XML Generation in .NET Core: XmlSerializer or XmlProvider

I am working on SEPA XML generator in F#. I developed two solutions that are roughly equivalent, one relies on the XmlSerializer while the other relies on ...
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An imitation of reading a C Struct from binary file in python 2.7

Preliminary I need to read a binary file constructed by writing a Struct to it with Python. So I decided to write a simple wrapper using ...
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Hex string to Base64 in Haskell

This is my take on the first challenge on the cryptopals crypto challenges list. I think that i made it quite simple but i feel like it is possible to optimize it further. Any suggestion? The code: ...
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Async Tcpwriter and Reader

I currently have a class that I want to serialize/deserialize messages sent to this socket. My plan was to use Task.WhenAny() to monitor 2 tasks (Either watch ...
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Avoiding repetition when using the “snprintf idiom” to write text

I'm writing a function to stringify a nested struct. I'm using snprintf to pre-calculate how much space I'll need to allocate. The problem is, it's extremely ...
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Sign-up serialization in Python [closed]

I built a small project using Django-Rest-Framework. Please comment on the best practice style for the code below, which will make it simpler. ...
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Deserializing response to correct type

I use this method to get either Customer or Account. The server will determine which type it is. The response will have a property "Type": "Customer" or ...
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Converting hex strings to byte arrays and back to hex strings in Java

Here is my attempt at converting hex strings to byte arrays and converting byte arrays to hex strings: net.coderodde.util.ByteStringConverter ...
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Indeterminate-length big-endian to little-endian conversion in Python

I have a need to convert wire encoding (big-endian) to little-endian in Python. The conversion needs to happen as a separate function; I am not allowed to change the function that reads the byte ...
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Java objects for a network sniffer program

I'm working on a network sniffer program, whose structure uses 3 main classes: Frame Class - One per monitored frame, holds reference to all the other sub frames Parse Class - Holds the hex value of ...
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Convert characters to octal, binary, and integer

I have implemented a sample program that converts vector of characters to its integer representation depending on the bit size specified. I was hoping to get some input on how to simplify the sequence....
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Java code to convert BigDecimal to/from .NET decimal

Background In many languages we have built-in data types for representing decimal floating point numbers. In .NET that's decimal, and in Java we have ...
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Unmanaged byte array to managed structure

I have a need to turn byte arrays into various structures. First version: ...
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Settings class implementation

I have a settings.txt file with the following format: ...
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WebAPI: Async Filtering CSV content + Json/XML Serialization

I am coding a csv file filtering api in ASP.NET Core, which takes a csv file located at a given uri (and retrieved via the query string) convert the content to a collection of records, then apply a ...
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IEnumerable<T> async serialization

I am building some classes to serialize (in an async / await way) potentially pretty long ...
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Decoding assembly instructions in a Game Boy disassembler

I am coding a game boy disassembler in C++. The program (simplified here) converts a vector of byte into an assembly instruction and print it. To do so, it iterates through the vector of bytes (char)...
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Basic Connect Four Game [Follow Up 1]

Here is an updated version of a basic connect four game I had posted previously. Changes include: an overhauled validator, simplifying the process by knowing where the last move was made Utilized an ...
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Reading sparse matrix from binary file

I have binary files containing sparse matrices. Their format is: number of rows int length of a row int column index int value float Reading ...
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Deserializing an XML Object without Reflection / Meta-Programming

I need to deserialize an XML file, without using any sort of "reflection" (or meta-programming). Instead, I need to do it via a raw object, that knows of it's structure and can properly identify and ...
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Parsing Bitcoin binary data file with Python

The script parses Bitcoin database (blkXXXXX.dat) files directly from raw binary to txt human readable view. And I think about how to encrease the speed of processing. Can anyone suggest how to ...
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Breaking a 32-bit value into bytes for an ArrayList

I am very new to Java and its collections and I'm trying to figure out "best" way to populate an ArrayList<Byte> in Java. In particular, I'm trying to take a ...
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Write byte array to end of file

I'm writing a byte array at the end of file. The code works fine, but can you please suggest performance improvements? ...
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Invocable callout(Post) from processbuilder

I am relatively new in making (invocable)callouts. My main concern is if I should be using smaller parts for example for the body and using a query only once in this case. Any suggestions would be ...
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Custom serialiser with object factory

A couple of years ago I wrote a serialisation library for my project. By the time it worked well, but recently I thought it could be modernised. Back then I needed something that looks similar to ...
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A little Python hex editor

First off I'm quite new to Python, there will be a lot of messy/overcomplicated code, that's why I'm posting on this site. This code is written in Python (2.7) using the Tkinter library. Questions ...
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Serializable game loop thread

I have been working on a small game lately and I was tired of looking up and copy-pasting game loops so I tried to make one as you can see. It works perfectly so if you want to feel free to use it, ...
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A simple and efficient packet frame encoder/decoder

I have written a simple packet-framing class, for converting un-encoded 'packets' into encoded/delimited 'frames,' to be sent over a P2P serial connection. The functionality is based on the RFC 1662 "...
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Library for managing sub-byte named bitfields

When writing custom network serialization in Rust, I've come across a use case for storing and retrieving values in bitfields smaller than the u8 available in Rust. ...
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reinterpret_cast vs bit shifts for extracting 32-bit integers from bytes, with either endianness [closed]

I've written some simple helper functions that read data types from a vector of bytes (binary files) and having a tough time deciding which route to go. Method 1 : reinterpret_cast ...
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Convert binary raster file to text CSV

I have a binary file input.hgt from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It contains a 3601✕3601 matrix, stored as 2-Byte big-endian integer numbers. My code ...
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Serializing a table for filing

I have a table in Lua, which contains two 1-dimensional arrays in which each array contains approximately 800,000 elements. I want to serialize this Lua table to file efficiently. Hence, I planned to ...
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Whole Packet Protocol Communication Library in Node

I have built this small class as a small library to be able to talk to a server that uses CapeSoft's NetTalk library as socket library, and which uses the Whole Packet Protocol, which is a simple ...
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Parsing CAN frames from a ByteArray

Here's my method used for parsing a ByteArray into multiple frames of CAN interface. It works now correctly but it's somewhat ugly in my opinion. It's written in ...
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Ruby Hash to XML

I've just made this "serialization" module in Ruby that takes a hash and outputs a XML string. ...
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A consumable byte array, in Swift

For decoding binary data (in my case, delivered by a Bluetooth device), I've written this struct: ...
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Writing a bitmap image from C++

Here's my function that creates a bitmap file from an array of pixels. It can write a bitmap both with transparency and without transparency. Please review my code and give constructive criticism on ...
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Hex string to byte array in the defined order

Here is the function to convert hex string to byte array in the defined order. Any improvements? ...
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Created a serializable object that can handle primitive types

I don't need a lot and I don't need for my code to handle everything. Even now, I'm just looking at handling serialization. I'm pretty much building on it as needed. I am trying to support vectors ...
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Packet Factory design for networking application

I'm working on a network application that implements a custom protocol. I want to easily extend the application support over the protocol as it changes. Also, as the application extends, I might need ...
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C++ string Formatter Again Part-4

Previously asked here. The code is now available on GitHub. Since the previous review I have added unit tests. Since it is big it will come in a couple of parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 ...
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C++ string Formatter Again Part-3

Previously asked here. The code is now available on GitHub. Since the previous review I have added unit tests. Since it is big it will come in a couple of parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 ...
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C++ string Formatter Again Part-2

Previously asked here. The code is now available on GitHub. Since the previous review I have added unit tests. Since it is big it will come in a couple of parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 ...
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C++ string Formatter Again Part-1

Previously asked here. The code is now available on GitHub. Since the previous review I have added unit tests. Since it is big it will come in a couple of parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 ...
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Calculate fingerprint for an object

I need to store serialized objects in a database and I want to avoid duplicates. In order to be able to tell wheter an object is already stored, I have to compare them somehow. My idea was to ...
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HL7 message builder and unit tests

I had to code a project due to my final exams in April. It is an application which simulates a hospital. There are admissions, transfers and discharges of patients in this hospital. For each of those,...
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(de-)serializer for arbitrary python objects

My program is intended to allow (de-)serialization of arbitrary Python objects. It's basically a replacement for python's pickle module, which is similar but prone ...
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Base64 string ↔ float array

I need to convert f32 arrays with a fix length to base64 representation and back. My current code looks like this. It works, but it feels way too complicated. How ...
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Workaround for unchecked cast of a deserialized Object to ArrayList<Vehicle>

For a class I was assigned to write code to read objects of the class Vehicle using ObjectInputStream (in). The objects are ...
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Class that pickles, unpickles and extends pickled documents

I've been pickling ngram models and I wrote this class to be able to easily extend models when training. I wanted to know if it could possibly be done in a better way? ...