I’m wondering if it’s possible to lazily load a
Dict from a JLD file, or the equivalent thereof, by which I mean, if I have a JLD file of size N I want to load values from my
Dict only touching n\ll N bytes of the file. This is basically what happens with memory mapping, as I understand it, but it’s not at all clear to me that if
mmaparrays=true something like this will happen with data structures other than arrays. A broader explanation of what happens when
mmaparrays=true would also be appreciated.
A work around would be to have an intermediate
Dict that mapped values of an arbitrary types to strings, and then storing values in the HDF5 file labeled by strings, but that’s just a big ugly pain in the ass.