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Issue #1 resolved
Based on tests on my laptop, it is ~33% faster and uses less space. The two issues are:
- Strings would have to be decoded from raw bytes to Unicode
- Another dependency, which would have to be installed using easy_install on windows (because it is a binary egg)
The advantages are:
- Speed (especially on Windows, where a fast JSON parser might not be installed)
- A safe file format to move between computers (as opposed to pickles)