From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-29 12:53:25
There seems to be disagreement over what a persistence library should
provide. I believe the problem has to be split into several subproblems,
and the first will be:
* how does an object (de)serialize itself
The question about standard formats, versioning or pointers can be
grafted onto a basic library later.
There I think that Jens' draft is a good starting point. It is
and uses compile-time polymorphism.
As I had mentioned before two aspects seem missing to me:
i) support for array (de)serialization in one function call - could be
ii) compile time polymorphism for the reader/writer objects, when the
format to be read/written is decided only at runtime.
Issue ii) might require some compile-time polymorphism for the
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