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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 10:50:49

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Some other library (which name I can't remember now, sorry), used something
> like 'describe', and there were explicit 'beginComposite' function.
> Such functionality would be very desirable to have in the reviewed library,
> even if XML archive is not gonna be written right now.


As review manager I'd like you to consider this very carefully. As
much as I dislike XML for the hype that surrounds it and for its
unweildy syntax, it has become a very important standard for many
jobs, especially serialization. I believe your assessment that some
data structures can't be represented using XML is incorrect, and
that's easy to prove. A serialization library which makes generation
of XML output difficult is severely handicapped in the modern world.


                       David Abrahams
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