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Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] Bizarre bug
From: Jarl Lindrud (jarl.lindrud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-06 09:24:48

Robert Ramey <ramey <at>> writes:

> If we were convinced that this had to change, it could be dealt with.
> Even if I were convinced that the original decision was not the optimal
> one, (which I'm not - though I could be), I would still have to be
> convinced
> that the situtuation were so non-optimal that it would be worth the
> trouble to address it.
> On a regular basis, I get "complaints" that the archive contains "too much"
> superfluous information. Basically, I can't please everyone. I tried to
> make
> reasonable defaults and provide a mechanism for overriding these defaults.
> That's the best I can do.
> Robert Ramey

Fair enough. I've no problem with the defaults being set one way or another,
but perhaps it's a bit problematic to let compile-time properties of a program
influence the runtime archive formats, to the point where they can even become

FWIW this bug was reported to me by users of RCF (
KB/threads/Rcf_Ipc_For_Cpp.aspx ), a C++ IPC framework that supports several
serialization frameworks, one of them being Boost Serialization.


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