copy_reg module offers a way to define functions used while pickling specific objects. The
copy modules use those functions when pickling/copying those objects. The module provides configuration information about object constructors which are not classes. Such constructors may be factory functions or class instances.
Declares object to be a valid constructor. If object is not callable (and hence not valid as a constructor), raises
copy_reg.pickle(type, function[, constructor])
Declares that function should be used as a “reduction” function for objects of type type; type must not be a “classic” class object. (Classic classes are handled differently; see the documentation for the
pickle module for details.) function should return either a string or a tuple containing two or three elements.
The optional constructor parameter, if provided, is a callable object which can be used to reconstruct the object when called with the tuple of arguments returned by function at pickling time.
TypeError will be raised if object is a class or constructor is not callable.
pickle module for more details on the interface expected of function and constructor.
The example below would like to show how to register a pickle function and how it will be used:
>>> import copy_reg, copy, pickle >>> class C(object): ... def __init__(self, a): ... self.a = a ... >>> def pickle_c(c): ... print("pickling a C instance...") ... return C, (c.a,) ... >>> copy_reg.pickle(C, pickle_c) >>> c = C(1) >>> d = copy.copy(c) pickling a C instance... >>> p = pickle.dumps(c) pickling a C instance...
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