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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-12 20:05:11

From: "Eric Woodruff" <Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden]>

> > Text is generally more
> >bloated than binary, so there is no need to write something that is
> on
> >binary serialization to text.
> I hadn't realized anyone had suggested this.
> > The entire idea of being able to
> >polymorphically switch between the two is senseless.
> nor this.
> ===> Well that appears to be the only premise behind the basic_iarchive
> basic_oarchive in the serialization library with it's text and binary
> specializations.

<snip interminable quote>

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