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Balancing previous glowing reviews. Storable has it faults, for example historically its track record for file format backwards compatibility is poor, making programs fail when loading Storable files after the module is upgraded.
Also, more importantly, add builtin support for Regexp object already! It's almost 2013, Regexp object has been around for, what, more than a decade? I can understand not supporting serializing filehandle or coderef, but Regexp object?
I used to be quite happy using Data::Dumper to spit out a perl data structure into a file and then require it back in. After a while I found this blew up on big multi-level hashes and the performance was truly horrifying. A little bit of searching let to Storable. Thank goodness. It reads and writes mammoth structures in a flash and the interface is spiffy clean. Now almost every non-trivial site I've written has used Storable to import data painlessly.
A very good module, even though sometimes I get coredumps with it. But I have not gotten those in awhile, so perhaps that's not fair, so I'll give it a 5.