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Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization] problems implementing free-standing functions
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-02 13:35:16

Hi Robert,

FWIW, I still stumple into the problem that you can't serialize
a non-const object. This happens even for something as simple as
serializing an int.

I thought you had replaced this behavior with a sort of warning instead?

If I would be to use the library for teaching or otherwise, I would just
be littering my code with

   << ... ( as_const(x) )

and if I do so, I probably don't get any help to track down the problems
you claim this prevents.

Is it not posssible to turn this feature into a debugging aid, rather
than something that is enabled by default? I'm thinking that the cost of
the current strategy very much out-weights its benefits :-(.


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