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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 20:48:47

David Abrahams wrote:
> Use of ADL should be limited to places you intend the library's
> behavior to be customized ("customization points") in part to avoid
> the problem cited below: picking up names used in the library but
> never intended to interact with it. Volodya's question is whether
> load was really intended to be a customization point.

The main customization point is to specialize the template

template<class Archive, class T>
void seriailize(Archive &ar, T &t, const unsigned int version)

There is common specialization summarized by
void serialize(...
    // if its an output archive
    // compile time else

So save and load can be customization points as well. I think this is
pretty well explained in the manual.

Robert Ramey

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