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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-15 14:07:03

On Nov 15, 2005, at 7:20 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> And BTW, I think that making a portable binary archive (including
> etc variants) is MUCH harder than it first appears. And that's even
> one thinks of adding in a bitwise collection optimization. So
> that's why I
> left portable_?archive as an example. Some people have corrected its
> handling of endian-ness for some compilers so I guess someone is
> using it
> though I have no idea whom. Also ralf-k (I forget his whole name)
> make a
> very nice suggestion about how to do floating point numbers in a
> portable
> binary way.

I actually have a portable binary archive based on XDR format, but it
works only on UNIX operating systems, and that's why I have not
submitted it to Boost.


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