Viewing .mx files (Question)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg102822] Viewing .mx files (Question)*From*: dr DanW <dmaxwarren at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:46:05 -0400 (EDT)

Is there a way to make the contents of a Mathematica Binary file (.mx) viewable? I find that the best way to learn to program like a Wolfram programmer (to write functions that are consistent with built-in Mathematica functions) is to look at their code. This was easy when packages were stored as .m files. Now most of the newer packages are shipped in binary format. I am assuming that this is to save disk space and speed loading, not to protect Wolfram's intellectual property. I am not trying to read files stored with Encode[]. I know this is, by design, impossible. I am trying to get a human-readable form of DumpSave[] output files. Daniel