Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization] proposed improvements: forward-compatibility of serialization
From: Sohail Somani (sohail_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-15 16:26:58
On 2014-04-15, 2:59 PM, Andrzej Horoszczak wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: Sohail Somani <sohail_at_[hidden]>
>> This was a problem that interested me a few years ago so I made a
>> solution that worked with any archive and I presented it at BoostCon
>> (now CppNow). It was inefficient, hacky and required no modifications to
>> existing archives but forward compatibility did work so I know it is
>> completely possible.
> Do you have a specific link handy ? or do you perhaps remember project
> name so I could google it?
No I don't but I could probably dig up the presentation if you email me
off-list and remind me.
>> My immediate question would be whether you already have released code
>> for the products in question which complicates things a bit.
> Fortunately we still have about 4-6 weeks before general release (-;
>> The proposal itself doesn't seem impossible, at a
> Thanks - that's promising (-;
> I believe that this approach should be more efficient and more elegant
> that Google's Protocol Buffers.
I don't know enough about protocol buffers to say, TBH.
> And for us minimizing network traffic is of paramount importance.
The question is which feature of paramount importance is most important,
especially with 4-6 weeks to general release!
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