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From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-28 11:00:50

"Caleb Epstein" <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:58:04 -0700, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Oh - no. Use the variable name for the tag not the name of the type.
> > is encouraged by usage of the idiom
> >
> > ar & BOOST_SERIALIZATION_NVP(my_variable);
> Might I also suggest a similar interface which allows the caller to
> specify the name to go with the value:
> BOOST_SERIALIZATION_NAME_VALUE ("variable", m_variable);
> I'm sure many folks add prefix m_ or trailing underscore warts to
> member names, and IMHO these don't really have any business being in
> the serialized form of the object.

In this case there's no need for a macro. Just use:

  using boost::serialization::make_nvp;

  ar & make_nvp( "variable", m_variable);

What would be useful (for me ) would be a macro that used a user defined
default for the prefix. We use CamelCase type names here.



Which would be equivalent to:

   ar & make_nvp( "Variable", mVariable);

But, looking at it now, the non-macro version is more readable, flexible and
fewer characters to boot.

Jeff F

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