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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-11 16:31:15

David Abrahams wrote:
> "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> I was expecting to see your enhancements for arrays to get
>> included and for collection_size (or whatever) to be part of this.
>> I'm not sure what status of this is and/or if it conflicts with the
>> recent feature
>> freeze.
> IMO the size_type change should be considered a bugfix, as it was not
> possible to portably serialize collections without it.

The change is not trivial. Using a size_t typedef means that program A can
write an unsigned int and program B can read an unsigned long. This will
appear to work at first because the serialization library doesn't include
archives where this is significant. Yet.

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