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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-19 11:08:19

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-admin_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-admin_at_[hidden]]On
> Behalf Of David B. Held
> Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 10:58 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Re:Serializable smart pointer

> I also know there has been a lot of discussion on persistence and
> serialization; but again, they seem to be discussions that get stalled,
> with no concrete results that I can use now. Without tackling
> generalized persistence (which I can deal with myself right now),
> is it possible to at least get a serializable pointer down?

> Dave

You might take a look at - draft submission # 2 in the files section

It addresses serialization of pointers as well as well as all other issues raised
in the discussion.

I'm now putting finishing touches on serialization - draft submission #3 which I
hope will be the last before requesting a formal review. I have been slowed down
by the requirements of dealing with non - obvious cases (eg diamond inheritence)
and non-conforming compilers.

Someone raised the issue of serialization of smart pointers. At the time I felt
that as smart pointers were in a state of flux - as they still seem to be, it would
be better left for later. Given the interest, I might take a look at it. Note that
the serialization package already includes correct serialization of raw pointers.
Serialization of a smart pointer would be a usage of the package rather than
something built in.

Robert Ramey

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