Hanno Schlichting wrote:
>>> Hanno Schlichting recently posted a nice graph showing the persistent 
>>> structure of a Plone Page object and it's 9 (!) sub-objects. 
>>> http://blog.hannosch.eu/2009/05/visualizing-persistent-structure-of.html
>> That graph isn't quite correct ;-)
>> workflow_history has DateTime objects in it, and I think they get their 
>> own pickle.
> Nope. DateTime objects are plain old-style classes and don't inherit
> from persistent.*. 

Hmm, oh well, my bad...
In that case it must just be that their pickled form is huge compared to 
an int ;-)

They are incredibly expensive to unpickle since all
> the DWIM magic in their __init__ get called each time, though.

How come? Unpickling doesn't call __init__ and I don't see why the DWIM 
magic would be needed anyway, since everything has already been parsed.

It's actually the list of PersistentMappings that is the problem. Once 
that gets large (ie: a content object that's been around for a long 
time) then everything that adds workflow history commits a new copy of 
that list.



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