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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-05 06:57:52

Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Dave Abrahams
>>Of course I may be missing something, but it seems to me that the
>>correct approach for deserializing a collection is to deserialize
>>each element and then copy it into the collection with push_back. Am
>>I missing something crucial?
> That what the current implemenation does. in order to have an object
> to push_back one has to be created on the stack

The heap works just as well as the stack for these purposes. Still
needs a constructor or some sort of factory function.

> and deserialized. Hence the question arose regarding a default
> private constructor (which should be "public" to deserialiaiton).
> There are other plausible interpretations of what serializaton would mean
> for a collection but the currently implemented one seems the
> most obvious to me. Its only "quirk" is that it required construction
> of new elements which up until now has been unnecessary for
> deserialization in other situations. That's why we were thrown a little off.

You can deserialize non-collections without constructing them
somehow?? That surprises me. Or do you mean something else?

Dave Abrahams
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