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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.44] Beta progress?
From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-25 10:43:14

On 25 Jul 2010, at 00:12, Robert Ramey wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> At Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:30:03 -0800,
>> Robert Ramey wrote:
>>> Matthias Troyer wrote:
>>>> On 23 Jul 2010, at 18:11, Robert Ramey wrote:
>>>>> [snip]
>>>>> Robert Ramey
>>>> Let me summarize concisely: no user-defined archive type may use any
>>>> of the serialize function, pointer handling, or any other aspect of
>>>> the serialization library since all those are implementation details
>>>> that you might change at any time.
>>> Naturally I think that's a little harsh.
>> As far as I can tell there was no criticism, express or implied, in
>> Matthias's statement, so if it sounds harsh perhaps it is because the
>> predicament in which he currently finds himself is harsh.
> It's actually demonstrably incorrect - I was just being diplomatic

Then please demonstrate how to implement an archive that actually does anything sensible and supports pointers, etc. without depending on what you call implementation details. The only way is implementing all the functionality from scratch.


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