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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-11 09:07:40

This is a belated announcement that the review period of Robert
Ramey's Serialization Library, which runs from 9 November to 18
November, has started.

Here is an introductory paragraph describing the library, from its

   In this system, we use term "serialization" to mean a system where
   the current state of group of objects can be stored to a permanent
   medium that may outlast the current program execution. At any later
   time an equivalent group of objects can be restored from the
   permanent medium. It is the goal of this system to permit this
   facility to be included in any C++ program with a minimium of
   additional effort.

Here's a reminder of what to include in your review comments:

   Your comments may be brief or lengthy, but basically the Review
   Manager needs your evaluation of the library. If you identify
   problems along the way, please note if they are minor, serious, or

   Here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:

      What is your evaluation of the design?

      What is your evaluation of the implementation?

      What is your evaluation of the documentation?

      What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the

      Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you
      have any problems?

      How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A
      quick reading? In-depth study?

      Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

   And finally, every review should answer this question:

      Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
      Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't
      obscure your overall opinion.

You can download the library submission from

                       David Abrahams
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