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Subject: [boost] [serialization] compile-time detection that object is not serializable (was: RE: Is there interest in portable integer overflow...)
From: Nelson, Erik - 2 (erik.l.nelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-22 12:48:48

Ben Robinson wrote:
> It would appear there is interest in this library. Therefore, I am
> making the full source available on GitHub here:
> In addition, you will notice that some of the hundreds of unit tests
> make use of the metaassert.hpp capability. The VerifiedInt library
> contains a number of static assertions. MetaAssert allows me to write
> unit tests, which will pass only if the static assertion fails instead
> of passing. The trick is to convert what would be a compiler error
> into a runtime exception, and then detect the exception in the unit
> test.

It's not immediately apparent to me how MetaAssert works, but it seems like if it's trapping a compiler error then it might be useful for detecting whether or not serialization will compile for a type.


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