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Subject: [boost] [property_tree] streaming operators
From: Chris Meyer (cmeyer1969+boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-12 20:34:50

More on property_tree:

It would be nice if the default translator did not use the << and >>
operators by default. In my software, I use << to stream a debugging
description of an object -- so it is useless for archiving purposes.

Instead, the detail::translator could define and use

template <class Ch, class T> inline void
writeToStream(std::basic_ostream<Ch> &os, const T &value) { os << value; }

template <class Ch, class T> inline void
readFromStream(std::basic_istream<Ch> &is, T &value) { is >> value; }

Then clients of the library would have more flexibility in
implementing the streaming operations by providing specializations of
these functions.

(These functions would be used in place of the stream >> and << calls
in detail::extractor::operator() and it's specializations).

Is this list the right place for these requests or is there a better
place to put them so that they get tracked?

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