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Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] Bizarre bug
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-12 00:23:14

Jarl Lindrud wrote:
> Robert Ramey <ramey <at>> writes:
>>> Well, the problem also manifests in single programs, as A0
>>> indicates. There's no versioning going on there.
>> This program contains a dummy function whose only purpose
>> is to illustrate a problem that could occur under very infrequent
>> circumstances. Whether or not it should be characterised as a valid
>> usage of the library is a question I'll leave unaddressed.
> Robert, if you are going to hint that A0 is invalid, please specify
> exactly what would make it so.
> For the Nth time, what you call dummy code, is code that was
> originally instantiated by some other, completely different part of
> the program, for completely different purposes. The fact that such
> code has program-wide side effects in the form of incompatible
> archive format changes, can't be seen as anything but a serious
> problem. That's exactly what Matthias pointed out in his post. Are
> you going to characterize his code as "dummy code", as well?
>> Basically there were and are three options here.
>> a) include class information for all types inside of all archives.
>> b) eliminate the option "track_selectively"
>> c) do nothing.
> I'm not versed in the internals of B.Ser. , so I really can't suggest
> how to fix this. I just want to see it acknowledged as a real issue,

I think I did this in response to Jeffrey Bosboom's post.

Robert Ramey

> and if it's not fixable, to be documented as such.
> Regards,
> Jarl.
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