khaines / enigo.com wrote:
> 
> I guess that depends on whether you need the files to be easily readable 
> or not.  If you don't, Marshal will be faster than YAML.

At this point, I'm looking for an easy out that will
reduce size and increase speed, and I'm willing to
go binary if necessary.

Of the answers I've seen so far (thanks everyone!),
migrating to Marshal seems to be the Simplest Thing
That Could Possibly Work.

Thanks,
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Bil Kleb
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