From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-28 17:21:42
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Troyer" <troyer_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] (unknown)
> 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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