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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-21 10:01:42

On May 20, 2005, at 8:49 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:

> I have one more thing I want to address.
> I've checked in shared_ptr serialization which uses a new approach.
> This
> reconciles different view points on this topic. The new version
> passes all
> tests on most compilers.
> The problem is that I want to add code that will handle the previous
> pointer
> version. My concern is that users might want to use 1.33 to read
> archives
> created under 1.32 and without this addition this won't be possible. I
> presume that some numbers of people would be effected by such a
> situation.
> If not I could just forget it.

As others have also said, breaking compatibility with archives created
by 1.32 should be considered a bug (that will affect a lot of users).
Please go ahead and make these changes.


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