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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 10:08:31

> I believe that the biggest problem is that the current library does
> not have any "begin class serialization"/"end class serialization" hooks,
> which archive classes can interpret. IOW, you want to surround a serializated
> class with <something> and </something>, but the library passes only a stream
> of ints to you arhive class.

Ah, right. Yes this is a problem.
> Some other library (which name I can't remember now, sorry), used something
> like 'describe', and there were explicit 'beginComposite' function.

I think this was Jen's library.

> Such functionality would be very desirable to have in the reviewed library,
> even if XML archive is not gonna be written right now.

Agreed -- thanks.


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