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Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] Bizarre bug
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-10 15:28:48

Matthias Troyer wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2009, at 12:06 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> So in short, I believe that the only way to have such
>> a problem is include dummy code which I don't
>> consider a huge problem.
> The "dummy" code could be from serialization of different classes to a
> different archive in another part of a big program. Consider for
> example our ALPS library for which we will use Boost.Serialization in
> the future, and already use it via Boost.MPI. If a user extends our
> framework with a class that serializes a vector<double> through a
> pointer, all the files written by the framework that serialized
> vector<double> will become unreadable!

I think my last post acknowledged this situation. There is code
in the trunk which traps with BOOST_STATIC_WARNING
attempts to serialize these types through a pointer but currently
it's disabled. I'm going to look at this more carefully.

> The only solution I see is to
> use archive wrappers that remove all tracking information for the
> files written by the framework.

This is one of a few circumstances where it would be convienent
to temporarily override serialization traits with a wrapper.
Unfortunately, no one has figured out how to do that yet.

Robert Ramey

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