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From: Sean Huang (huangsean_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-11 13:38:28


Did you mean same TYPE of archive? I think it would be common that multiple
threads writes to arhives of same type.


From: "Robert Ramey" ramey_at_[hidden]

> Hmm - I would have to think about that.
> This would only be a problem in the case where multiple threads are
> simultaneously
> serializing to different archive instances. (I can't imagine multiple
> threads
> serializating to the same archive). Sorry I don't have much to say here.
> Robert Ramey
> Sean Huang wrote:
>> There are many places in serialization library that use a pattern
>> like the following:
>> static oserializer & instantiate(){
>> static oserializer instance;
>> return instance;
>> }
>> AFAIK, not all compilers guarantee the initialization of a function
>> level (or class member level) static variable is thread-safe. If I
>> understand the code correctly, this essentially means that
>> simultaneously serializing objects of the same type is not
>> thread-safe. Am I missing something here?

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