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in our database, we have some frozen Perl hashes that were created with [] Storable

That right there is your problem. Storable makes no promises about binary compatibility across different releases or different perls. You do not want to use it as a serialisation mechanism. It is not a good idea for anything except intra- or interprocess communication between forks of the same process.

Most likely you want JSON. That will also decouple your data from perl. JSON::XS even happens to be faster than Storable, and by no small margin (which is where the simplicity of the JSON data model pays off).

Makeshifts last the longest.


In reply to Re^3: Storable: Byte order is not compatible by Aristotle
in thread Storable: Byte order is not compatible by moseley

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