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From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-01 18:25:31

Matthias Troyer wrote:

> On Sep 1, 2004, at 9:54 PM, Neal D. Becker wrote:
>> In order to serialize, it would be helpful to add an interface to
>> mersenne_twister to get/set the state. I don't think there is any I/F
>> to
>> get the state.
> When we need to serialize RNGs we currently use the possibility to
> convert the state to a string using operator <<(std::ostream&, const
> RNG&) and operator >>(std::istream&, RNG&). A better serialization
> mechanism should, in my opinion directly use the serialization library
> and not go over some get_state/set_state functions, since the state
> might be described by more than just a container.

I'm trying to interface with boost::python pickle. I don't know if
boost::serialization would be useful in this case. I wonder if anyone has
tried to make boost::python pickle work via boost:serialization?

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