[Mono-dev] serialization of structured data in ArrayList

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Mon Dec 19 19:13:01 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-19 at 14:26 +0100, mirek wrote:
> 1. it is good to use xml serialization or binary? as i read the 
> articles, the binary is faster, but maybe not so usefull when need to 
> change the configuration file by my own.

If it's not performance critical, I would suggest going with the more
easily debugged solution, in this case XML serialization.

> 2. in this case (of this example code) - is it better to use structure 
> Car or class Car?

If you're using ArrayList, use a class, not a structure, since then you
won't have extra boxing/unboxing overhead.

 - Jon

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