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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-09 02:39:57

martin.ecker_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Peter Dimov wrote:
>> The problem I've not been able to solve so far is where to keep it
>> without making shared_ptr special WRT the archives. :-)
> At work, we're using a modified version of boost::serialization where
> we've added a shared_ptr registry (the container to keep the pointed-
> to objects alive) as a kind of user data to the archives. So this
> could be a way, which would, however, require users to explicitly
> associate the shared_ptr registry with archives that have to
> deserialize shared_ptrs/weak_ptrs. We haven't found this to be much of
> a problem, though.

I'm using something similar (not with boost::serialization, though). But
this requires that all archives know about the special case of shared_ptr.

> In general, I propose adding some sort of user data mechanism to
> archives.

What do you suggest along those lines?

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