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Subject: [boost] RFC: serialization library in C only for C only
From: Francis ANDRE (francis.andre.kampbell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-18 06:37:38

Hi Boosters

Following a recommendation of Robert RAMEY about a serialization library
similar to the Boost Serialization library but targeted only for the C
language and using only the C language and/or some assembly routines, I
am looking for any comments/advises on the feasibility of such library.

The initial scope would be:
1/ Serialize/deserialize all primitive C types.
2/ Serialize/deserialize all constructed type like struct and union.
3/ Serialize/deserialize a tree/forest of C structures instances linked
by pointers.

What would be the charge/effort/workload of such library?
Does anybody already try/succeed in building such library?

Thank in advance for any comment.

Francis ANDRE

PS: Solving this issue by building a wrapper from C to the Boost
Serialization library is not an option, hence this RFC.

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