grepped through *.pl for 'Data::Dumper', sure enough;
"# use Data::Dumper; no! memory problems with large structs"
typically experienced on my well-endowed PC.
i remember it all now. my keenness to use serialization;
falling for data::dumper; sleepless nights, the brief, intense romance; the awful realization -
in the long term, my relation with freeze thaw was going
to be a limited one, that i had better try Freeze::Thaw,
or even Storable.
in the end i turned to files, sockets, parsing; ashes to ashes, dumper to dust...
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