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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-18 10:44:13

troy d. straszheim wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:50:16PM -0000, Martin Bonner wrote:
>> ----Original Message----
>> From: troy d. straszheim [mailto:troy_at_[hidden]]
>> Sent: 18 November 2005 11:41
>>> But floats and doubles are no problem. They have the same size and
>>> layout whereever you are, and since you're just flipping bytes and
>>> writing/loading binary, you don't have to worry about NaN or inf or
>>> any of that, the archive remains blissfully ignorant.
>> IBM format?
>> VAX floating point? (Not forgetting that the VAX had TWO 64-bit
>> floating point types :-)
> You know, I think that text_oarchive is inappropriately named.
> Clearly this is an ascii_oarchive, not to be confused with the
> ebcdic_oarchive. :)

I would expect that if one want's an ebcidc-?archive one would use
the text archive with a stream that in turn uses an ebcidc code_cvt facet.

Note this is how unicode (UTF-8) is implemented in the xml_?archives.

Robert Ramey

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