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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-25 10:21:04

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> | On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 23:32:22 +0200, Thorsten Ottosen wrote
> | What about serialization -- it's a big library, but really
> | important.
> people are working on a proposal about reflection for C++0x which would give
> automatic serialization; so we'd better wait with this.

Having a reflection facility in C++ does not obviate the need for a
serialization library. Furthermore since the reflection work is closed
to those outside of the committee, AFAICS, it may be too late to have a
serialization library by the time the reflection work is complete. So I
still think having a serialization library, which may need to be
retrofitted once the C++ reflection work is done and published to the
outside world, is still important. Of course as far as Boost
serialization is concerned that is up to Mr. Ramey. I will be sorely
disappointed if C++ does not have serialization in the next C++
standard, but perhaps the C++ committee is working on that also.

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