From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-13 23:13:58
I recall that the creation of an XDR archive class was considered during
the first review for Robert Ramey's serialization library. AFAIK, an
XDR archive was never implemented because it was believed that there
were no existing suitably licensed XDR library, and no one wanted to
It appears, however, that the SunRPC XDR library is suitably licensed.
It is licensed as follows:
/* @(#)xdr.c 2.1 88/07/29 4.0 RPCSRC */
* Sun RPC is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is provided for
* unrestricted use provided that this legend is included on all tape
* media and as a part of the software program in whole or part. Users
* may copy or modify Sun RPC without charge, but are not authorized
* to license or distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
* program developed by the user.
* SUN RPC IS PROVIDED AS IS WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING THE
* WARRANTIES OF DESIGN, MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
* PURPOSE, OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.
* Sun RPC is provided with no support and without any obligation on the
* part of Sun Microsystems, Inc. to assist in its use, correction,
* modification or enhancement.
* SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE
* INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS, TRADE SECRETS OR ANY PATENTS BY SUN RPC
* OR ANY PART THEREOF.
* In no event will Sun Microsystems, Inc. be liable for any lost revenue
* or profits or other special, indirect and consequential damages, even if
* Sun has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
* Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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If it is decided that the SunRPC XDR library license is
boost-compatible, a boost XDR encoding/decoding library could be created
that uses it, from which an XDR serialization archive class could be
-- Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
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