Files are the simplest, most primitive persistence mechanism.

When using simple files for persistence, the executing program must deal with all details of how to access the data in the file:

Parsing is the process of interpreting the contents of a file in terms of data structures in a program. Software tools for parsing (C, C++): lex and yacc.

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