Consider using messagepack as alternative to JSON or pickles

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Chris Mutel repo owner created an issue

Based on tests on my laptop, it is ~33% faster and uses less space. The two issues are:

  1. Strings would have to be decoded from raw bytes to Unicode
  2. Another dependency, which would have to be installed using easy_install on windows (because it is a binary egg)

The advantages are:

  1. Speed (especially on Windows, where a fast JSON parser might not be installed)
  2. A safe file format to move between computers (as opposed to pickles)

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