in reply to Data::Dumper Limitations
typically experienced on my well-endowed PC."# use Data::Dumper; no! memory problems with large structs"
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...