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Binary serialization: Serialize and unserialize values in binary format

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This class can be used to serialize and unserialize values in binary format.

It can take a scalar value, array or object and generates string of platform independent binary data that represents the value.

The class can also do the opposite, i.e. unserialize binary data previously serialized by this class and rebuilds the original value.

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Name: Binary serialization
Base name: bserialization
Description: Serialize and unserialize values in binary format
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PHP version: 4.0
License: BSD License
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PHP provides functions to serialize variable values, so they can be stored or sent over a network as a single string.

The unserialize function reverses the process by rebuilding the original variable value from the serialized value.

PHP serializes values into text strings. This class provides an alternative serialization method that uses a binary format to represent the serialized values.

This way, serialized values take less space to store and less time to transmit over a network.

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