Local storage of objects.
Author cossio
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April 2020


This package provides a simple interface for storing and retrieving Julia objects locally.


using LocalStore

# Define an item type. This should contain enough information
# to be able to reconstruct the desired object.
struct A

# Since store location is based on hash, it is recommended to
# define a hash function for custom types.
Base.hash(a::A, h::UInt) = hash(:A, hash(a.x, h))

# Define how the item is stored on disk. The `path` is a dir, handled
# automatically by the LocalStore package.
LocalStore.save(a::A, path::String) = open("$path/file.txt", "w") do f
    # some difficult computation you only want to do once
    x2 = a.x^2
    # maybe download some remote files

    # now save to disk the results
    write(f, string(x2))

# Define how the item is read from disk.
LocalStore.load(a::A, path::String) = open("$path/file.txt", "r") do f
    parse(Int, readline(f))

# Automatically checks if the requested object is stored. If not,
# it creates a local directory and saves it there and loads it.
# Next time `load` is called, the stored object is returned.
a = LocalStore.load(A(5))

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