Custom serialization scheme


#1

I have an object with one attribute that is unserializable (due to it’s
containing a Proc).

I am trying to figure out how to do the customized serialization
routines for it.

Assume that my attribute that I don’t want to serialize is named
@transient. If I wanted to make sure that @transient didn’t get dumped,
couldn’t I just do:

def marshal_dump
@transient = nil
self._dump
end

I’m basically wanting to take advantage of the built-in serialization
but exclude one attribute from it.

Would I have to also create a marshal_load method in this case?

Am I required to come up with a custom marshaling and unmarshaling
scheme for all of the N-1 attributes that I do want to have be
serializable, in order to just exclude this one?

Thanks,
Wes