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Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization] Limited Forward Compatibility
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-16 12:30:03

Dmitry Shesterkin wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry for rising thread. I don't understand the rules for accepting
> patches. If anyone hasn't answered to my previous message does it mean
> that the patch won't be accepted?
> Is there any procedure for accepting patches, which I should follow?
> Thanks for advice,
> Dmitry
> On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:27:01 +0400, Dmitry Shesterkin <dfb_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> ...
>> So, This patch introduces new flag
>> boost::archive::skip_unknown_tail_tags.
>> When this flag is set and basic_xml_iarchive is faced with unknown
>> tags at the end of element it will skip them (include nested).
>> ...
>> Therefore, if the first version software set skip_unknown_tail_tags
>> it can read second version of file (if does not set then exception
>> will be thrown).
>> See patch in attachments for details.
>> Could it be useful, and should it be merged in trunk?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Dmitry

The basic rule is:

"Only those who can be responsable for supporting the library can be
authorised to add patches."

I've taken a cursory look at your patch and have found it iteresting.
You can open a track item with this enhancement proposal
so it doesn't get lost.

Robert Ramey

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