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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-02 17:05:46

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> >> Question, have you tried to combine the streaming with boost
> >> serialization?
> > I think Robert Ramey has already done the work to combine
> > with iostreams, since his archive types are constructible from
> > streams -- that means it's already possible to create archives
based on
> > streams from the iostreams library, e.g. memory-mapped file
> > There may be other interactions I haven't considered. I've only
read the
> > documentation; I haven't actually tried to use the serialization
> > yet.
> The serialization library archives use streams and make no special
> assumptions regarding them. It works with all the streams I've
happened to
> try. I will be taking a close look at the iostreams library
proposal. In
> the course of implementing the serialization library I've had to
become much
> more familiar with locales, facets, codecvt, element types, EOF, etc
than I
> wanted to.

Tell me about it ;-)

> Oh - and that fact that different versions of the standard
> library have myriad minor quirks that have to be considered.

I found that STLPort gave me the most trouble. The straightforward way
to implement putpack simply doesn't work. Also random access in file
streams is a bit quirky in STLPort and libcomo.

> This was
> necessary in order to avoid dependence on the stream in the wrong
way. I'm
> very interested in this but have come to the conclusion that there
might be
> more here than meets the eye.

It wouldn't surprise me a bit.


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