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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-19 15:59:08

Dear Robert,

On Apr 17, 2004, at 8:13 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:

> Matthias Troyer wrote:
>> 2. which functions do I need to implement in my archive class to skip
>> writing the standard preamble that your archives write? Is it just the
>> init function or are there more functions?
> Depending on the implementation traits for each class, there may be a
> preamble written by the serialization library. This contains
> information
> such as version number, class id info, perhaps export key, etc
> required by
> the s library to reconstruct a faithful reproduction of the original
> data.
> If there is a preamble, there is no information in that can be
> discarded and
> still reproduce the original data.

I was wondering about the preamble written at the start of the archive,
not the per-class information.


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