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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-21 05:23:04

>>My real observation is that I see this as orthogonal to serialization and
>>that it should remain that way. I don't seen any real overlap now except
>>that there might be a couple of instances where either one might do. I
>>think even these would be rare cases. I would resist any idea to
>>intertwine these concepts.
> I'm lost. What are "these concepts"? What I propose is that the "serialize"
> method be usable by the outfmt library to generate more usable output. No
> other link between the two libraries is suggested.
I assume you suggest something like:
- if an object can be serialized, use that for output
- if not, use default (operator<<)

This seems ok to me. Reece?


John Torjo
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