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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-25 11:51:14

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>> ("Archive" implies persistency, and relying on a specific
>>>> memory layout is not a way to achieve it.)
>>> I think Robert's statement
>>> "Here, we use the term "serialization" to mean the reversible
>>> deconstruction of an arbitrary set of C++ data structures to a
>>> sequence of bytes. [...]
>> Robert's statement is not at odds with what I wrote above.
> What you wrote above implies additional constraints not present in
> Robert's statement. He doesn't say anything about persistency.

Sorry, correction: he mentions persistency as *one possible* use of
the library among others. Nothing he says implies persistency is

Dave Abrahams
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