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       Builtins::marshal - Marshal any value to a string


       String marshal( any x, Int id )


       x The value to marshal

       id The unmarshalling ID


       Return a machine readable String representation of a variable of any type.

       The  id  given  must  be  identical  when unmarshalling to provide some protection against
       accidentally unmarshalling the wrong value.

       Marshalling is intended for passing complex data between two  separate  instances  of  the
       same program. The format is not guaranteed to be the same between versions of the standard
       library. Also note that if you are marshalling closures,  the  representation  may  change
       when  you  recompile  (as  the  marshalled  form of a closure is based on its function id,
       generated at compile time). Therefore, Kaya will not unmarshal a representation  generated
       by a program with a different function table.

       To pass data other than closures between two programs, in a way that will continue to work
       in different library versions, consider the Pickle(3kaya) module.

       Note that a==b does not necessarily imply marshal(a,i)==marshal(b,i)  as  the  marshalling
       format  includes  some internal representation details for the virtual machine that do not
       affect  equality.  This   is   unlikely   to   be   a   problem   in   most   cases   (and
       unmarshal(marshal(a,i),i)==unmarshal(marshal(b,i),i) is always true if a==b !).


       Kaya  standard  library  by  Edwin Brady, Chris Morris and others ( For
       further information see


       The Kaya standard library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
       the  terms  of the GNU Lesser General Public License (version 2.1 or any later version) as
       published by the Free Software Foundation.


       Pickle.pickle (3kaya)
       Builtins.unmarshal (3kaya)