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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-23 02:46:35

Sohail Somani <sohail_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 10:10:35 -0700, Jeff Garland wrote:
>> Programs written in C++ often need to inter communicate with programs
>> written in other languages. Or they need to store data structures in a
>> form that can be processed by programs written in another language. JSON
>> is now a common format for doing this and has parsers any many
>> languages.

> The main problem as I see it anyway, is that even though there are many
> parsers, there is a boost-serialization-specific way to interpret the
> data. I think it is possible to write two different types of JSON
> archives: one that is meant to interface with the outside world and
> another that is just another proprietary serialization format.

> If you look at the XML archive as an example, it is clear that any non
> boost-serialization processor needs to do specific things to understand
> the output. Specifically, the presence of object graphs is what I would
> see as the biggest hurdle.

> I think if you want the JSON archive to interface with the outside world,
> you should forgo object graph support. Or atleast support both modes.

I think really Boost serialization just isn't the tool for the job if
you want to produce an archive that can be read by something other than
boost serialization.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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