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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-28 16:52:24

On Thursday, February 28, 2002, at 09:25 PM, Rainer Deyke wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "rameysb" <ramey_at_[hidden]>
> To: <boost_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.

I could show an alternative, one that we have been using
in production code since 1994.

>> 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.

yes, it only depends on which binary format to use.

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