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From: Mathew Robertson (mathew.robertson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-06 20:13:10

> > <quote>
> > [0019] The serialized data of an object may be thought of as a
> > "dehydrated object" where all of the water (object functions in this
> > metaphor) has been squeezed out of the object. This leaves only dry
> > potato flakes (the data). Later, a hungry person wishes to have mashed
> > potatoes (the object with the data), the potato flakes may be
> > rehydrated. To "add water" to a dehydrated object, an empty object is
> > created and the stored data is inserted therein.
> > </quote>
> Hah! I didn't realize objects were mostly water. Maybe we should keep them
> dehydrated most of the time to save space.

you thinks thats funny? Everytime I rehydrate my objects, I need to buy a new machine.

<invoke voice="Homer">
  Damm you rehydration process...!!!


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