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From: JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-05 13:40:34

----- Mensaje original -----
De: Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
Fecha: Sábado, Mayo 5, 2007 7:05 pm
Asunto: Re: [boost] Serialization support
Para: boost_at_[hidden]

> > Ok now I understand, and basically share, your concerns
> > about the lack of documentation on what goes into the serialization
> > stream.
> I'm not sure you see the full scope of what Peter is raising, or
> perhaps I'm reading more into it :-) It is not enough to document
> the serialization for, nor the serialization procedure, as that
> leaves out non-Boost Serialization implementations.

Well the idea is, you can leverage the B.S interface to add
yout non-Boost serialization support. As its crudest, you
can do the following:

  void non_boost_save(const T& t,non_boost_archive& a)
    std::ostringstream oss;
      boost::archive::text_oarchive oa(oss);

Something more sensible could be done by defining your
own utility B.S Archive class, you get the idea.

> I happen to have one of those non-Boost implementations,
> and it's implemented non-intrusively. In thinking about
> the scope of designing a serializable class, I consider
> the case of writing an external copy algorithm. If I
> can't write a copy function that given one instance will
> create an equivalent instance, then the class isn't
> usefully serializable.

Here you lost me. I know you're not referring to the following,
but from your description looks like you're asking for
a function

  T create_copy(const T& t)
    return t;

which of course is readily available whenever T is

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo

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