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From: Martin Slater (mslater_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-25 03:09:59

>> code so the progress of the project is at the whim of any bugs would
>> deter many from using it or even considering it.
> Its possible to encrypt input before sending it and then decrypt the
> output. Class names and member names can be hidden that way.

So by the time I do that I've had to write a parser to read and write
the middle files at which point i'd assume it would take very little
time to write the actual code generation, and frankly it still would not
circumvent the need to NDA's and other agreements to be in place.

> We haven't yet been able to provide support for the build integration
> that you mention, but we've thought about it and hope to deliver
> something there.

Anything that involves the build process contacting a webserver is
unacceptable as there is just far to much that can go wrong inbetween
that would mean a build cannot be done.

> In my opinion it is a question of which approach will be able to
> overcome its weaknesses. Besides the performance question mark
> over B.Ser, there are some disadvantages associated with
> downloading. Boost has gotten bigger and bigger and downloading/
> building/installing it is not as fast as it used to be. Our model is
> more the once-and-for-all model. We build and install the software
> and that's that. We also don't take a big chunk of space on the
> hard drive.

And I've yet to see any indication you support even a fraction of what
boost serialisation does, versioning and a fully general system for user
defined types and archives the first things that come to mind, speed is
only a part of the equation and not something I have run up against with
boost serialisation that a small amount of work on a more custom archive
has solved (which was similar to the work done that is now in 1.34).
That's not to say I'm not interested in helping to find places where
boost.serialisation could be faster, hence why I'm in this discussion.

> Brian Wood
> "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the
> unjust, that he might bring us to God..." First Peter 3:18

Please, enough quotes. Lets keep the discussion in the real world.


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