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From: Olaf van der Spek (olafvdspek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-28 10:24:17

On 3/28/06, Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 3/28/06, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> When reading/writing binary streams, you often need to read/write an
> > (unaligned) integer in big, little or native endian. Is there support
> > for this in Boost?
> The closest thing I'm aware of is the portable_binary_oarchive (and
> iarchive) in the Boost.Serialization examples directory. This has logic to
> save integers and longs in little-endian format regardless of the hardware
> architecture, saving a single byte length + binary data that represents the
> value. For example, 42 would be saved as \x01\x2a and 1024 would be saved
> as \x02\x00\x04

Is the code/function that writes the binary value (without the length)
also available in the interface or only in the implementation?

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