From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-28 15:25:58
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From: "rameysb" <ramey_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 11:20 AM
Subject: [boost] (unknown)
> b) implementation of archives in terms of istream/ostream. no
> registered objections.
I'm actually not really happy with this, but in the absence of binary
streams I am unable to offer a better alternative.
> c) binary format archive
> issues - here is a summary of the binary/text archive issue
> i) binary data is fundementally non-portable
This is fundamentally untrue. Ones and zeros are as portable as it
gets, and can be used across all locales and character sets.
> ii) converting to/from text alters floating/double numbers
> iii) binary storage is considered more efficient
Not to mention less error-prone.
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