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From: Darren Cook (darren_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-06 02:18:22

>>When I had just 420 data samples it all worked fine: I create a
>>vector<Sample> in memory, serialized it and loaded it in the other side.
>>When I moved to 7000 data samples the first program, the creator, sucked
>>all the memory from the machine and then some.
> 7000 samples? That doesn't seem very large in today's environment. I can't
> see why creating an archive should consume any significant memory at all.

Sorry if it sounded like the archive was the problem - it was holding 7000
samples in memory in a std::vector along with all the other stuff the
creator program also holds in memory that was the issue. So I needed to move
to only holding one sample in memory at a time.

> I think I changed the assert/exception to check before loading rather than
> after for the next version. This would permit your code above to work as
> you expect.


>>What is the best way? Is adding a terminator byte to boost::serializer an
>>option (i.e. so I don't have to make a terminator version of each data
>>structure I want to serialize).

Actually, adding a terminator value for the Sample class took 15 minutes and
worked first time. So perhaps it is less fuss than I originally thought to
add it for each class I want to archive in an open-ended list like this.


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