bagyi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a script that is executed for every process Ai is done. For next process Ai+1 I need to have some information from past process execution.

Currently since I'm logging process execution, I'm using log file also as history/state. I've looked into storable module and it looks promising in that it's binary format and data can be easily read back/written to without parsing or needing to design textual format.

What is the usual approach perl monks would use for this kinda of cases? i think smalltalk approach of snapshot and resuming is pretty cool. Can we do that in perl too. ?