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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-01 17:39:50

At 05:14 PM 3/1/2002, rameysb wrote:

>As no option is ranked first in every catagory, and different
>applications have different priorities - there is no way that there
>can be universal agreement on this point.

That's for sure:-)

>I am currently making changes that will implement iarchive and
>oarchive as base classes. while the specific types will be handled
>through virtual functions.

I suppose this came up before, and I missed it, but wouldn't the more usual
case be applications wanting compile-time polymorphism? Would there be a
way to provide that, with runtime polymorphism only when specifically

>This wll permit any application to use his preferred format with no

Great! Really a requirement for wide use.

>I hope this will adddress the issue



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