Serialization of the Index

Mar 31, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I have contemplated using binary serialization to save the index rather than my custom serialization.  It could reduce the size a little bit but any readability would be gone.  The index format isn't very human editable but it is human readable and popping the index open in a text editor has actually helped me out in the past.  Should it be a configuration setting wither the index should be binary serialized, current format serialized, or human-readable serialized?