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Subject: Re: [boost] [persistent] Library preview: Persistent
From: Jeff Flinn (jeffrey.flinn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-03 14:28:47

On 2/25/13 12:03 PM, Stefan Strasser wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm thinking about finishing a library that was proposed a couple of
> years ago. It was pretty far along, and there is documentation available
> in the sandbox (somewhat outdated):
> It is a library with the goal of storing C++ objects on disk, with an
> interface that is as close as possible to accessing regular C++ objects
> in memory. A very simple example could look like this:
> shared_loc<person> p=...;
> {
> transaction tx;
> p->name="...";
> p->address="...";
> tx.commit();
> }
> It is based on Boost.Serialization, but automatically maintains a
> consistent state on disk (ACID transactions), which can be updated
> incrementally.
> Part of its code was moved to a library named Transact to work alongside
> other transactional resources (like memory) and is available in the
> sandbox:
> I'd like to know whether the boost community is still interested in such
> a library, and I suppose there are quite a few new people here so your
> comments are welcome as well.

I haven't had a chance to look at it yet, but a persistence library is
very desirable.


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