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From: Matthew Vogt (mvogt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-21 22:29:47

Jeff Garland <jeff <at>> writes:

> > Is anyone else interested in using Robert Ramey's serialization
> > library for the purpose of marshalling data into pre-determined
> > binary formats?
> Yes. In particular, I believe a CDR (Common Data Representation), which is
> CORBA's binary format would be highly useful for network apps.

Yes, it's interesting. Looks simple enough from the basic descriptions I've
found - is there an authoritative specification freely available? Or do you
have sufficient access to the spec to answer my questions?

> > This is not related to serialization in a general sense, but
> > employing the syntax and underlying fundamentals of the library, to
> > a somewhat related purpose.
> Well, I believe that one of the design changes that was requested in the
> first review. That is, to make the archive seperate from serialization --
> and hence in the current version the Robert has created the boost/archive
> directory.

Yes, this is certainly the case - it's very little effort to change the

> > This is a test program demonstrating what I'm doing - I'm interested
> > to know if anyone else is doing anything similar...
> >... code snipped ...
> I'm not building such a thing, but if you do I'm sure I'll use it. And your
> experiences in extending the library would be interesting for the upcoming
> re-review of serialization

Good, thanks for your interest. I hope to whip up enough support to convince
Robert that this is generally useful - if I can get accepted, I'll never need
to recreate this code *again*!


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