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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost library submission (poll for interest)(2)
From: Rutger ter Borg (rutger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-19 02:47:19

strasser_at_[hidden] wrote:

> if you keep using serialization we should also think about unifying
> this aspect of our libraries. as we've discussed before I have some
> ADL functions that avoid boost.serialization if possible.
> they
> 1. use std::memcpy() if serialization::is_bitwise_serializable<> yields
> true 2. use user-supplied functions, described here:
> 3. only if 1 and 2 fails, invokes Boost.Serialization.

Interesting, when building an abstraction on top of Berkeley DB, here I used

1) type_traits/has_trivial_copy
2) introduced a has_trivial_array type trait (type that serializes with
ptr/size, and can be constructed with a ptr/size), e.g., std::vector,
std::string, etc.
3) serialization fallback

1) and 2) may also be easily used with Asio's buffer concept.



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