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From: Marcin Kalicinski (kalita_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-22 05:28:33

> [...] that's the main problem with this submission. Instead of clearly
> specified problem domain and design that address issue in this domain, you
> present some mixture of half-good components each with unclear advantages
> over existing dedicated solution in each respective area. [...]
> We do need good tree storage. We do need better runtime parameters support
> library (IMO). We already have quite powerful solution for permanent
> storage support, but we could use more archive formats for it. What you
> propose is none of it.

I'm sure you will agree that ptree is different from serialization. If you
don't agree, read some of quite interesting posts by Ivan Vecerina. The main
difference is that serialization lib is _only_ about translation of some C++
structures to/from a string of bytes. This is a huge and complicated task
that it does very well. But you must have noticed that some people refrained
from using it, because the files it produces are not "config files" in wide
meaning of this word. The main issue with them is they are not hand
editable. This cannot and should not be remedied by supplying another
parser, just read Robert post outside this thread. On the other hand program
options cannot handle hierarchical structures very well unless it is
improved, and even then it will probably present more complicated interface
than ptree.

Best regards,

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