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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-22 20:18:09

How about sending me the whole file. I don't have 1.33 on my machine
and export.hpp is ALOT different in the HEAD branch where any changes
would be made.

Robert Ramey

Zach Laine wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Zach Laine <whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I did something stupid with my serialization code. I blithely
>> changed the names of several polymorphic classes everywhere they
>> appeared in the code, since they had moved out of a class into that
>> class's namespace (e.g. SomeNS::View::Primitive became
>> SomeNS::Primitive). Several months later, I discovered that I could
>> no longer read old binary archives, because I was using
>> Boost.Serialization's BOOST_CLASS_EXPORT() macro, and this macro was
>> now registering the Primtive type with the name-string "Primitive",
>> instead of "View::Primitive", which is how it was saved in the
>> oldest archives.
>> Since there is a 1-1 mapping between name-strings and types, and
>> since most of the Serialization code uses static/global data, I
>> cannot currently support both the archives saved with and the
>> archives saved without the "View::" in the same program.
>> Since I suspect this is not the first time someone has done this, nor
>> the last time someone will do so, is there a way to fix this using
>> the current library? If not, would it be technically possible to
>> add a BOOST_CLASS_EXPORT_ALIAS() macro, or some such? If it is
>> possible, I'm willing to supply the implementation.
>> Zach Laine
> Robert, is there any kind of verdict on the alias patch? I'd like to
> finish this topic before the thread gets too stale.
> Zach Laine
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