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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-13 03:05:15

>> Missing are Motivation and Rationale sections. When/Why would someone use
>> this library versus ostream_iterator/Tokenizer/Spirit/...
> ostream_iterator does not, AFAIK, handle nested constructs like
> std::vector< std::list< int > >. Tokenizer is primarliy concerned with
> reading data back in and I'm not sure if/how it supports containers,
> arrays and pair/nary types.
> Spirit is too complex for when you want simple formatting and is only
> concerned with parsing (reading) data. It also adds a lot of overhead
> and does not fit in with the C++ I/O stream framework.
> Boost.Serialize does a great job, but is not very flexible in the way
> that the data is serialized.

You can add this to the docs ;)


John Torjo
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