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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming? serialization + uniform names
From: Dominique Devienne (ddevienne_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-14 03:35:17

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Charousset, Dominik
<Dominik.Charousset_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The serialization and uniform name really boils down to the uniform_type_info class:
> Uniform names are simply a necessity if you need to identify a type based on its name. The goal is to send any kind of value to a remote machine and being able to deserialize it. If you have platofrm-independent names, you can simply prefix the binary serialized value with its type name and then get the RTTI (uniform_type_info) from the type name and deserialize the rest of the data.

This is precisely why I requested such a uniform type name feature
during the typeindex review, but many didn't seem interested in that,
and didn't want typeindex to provide it, mainly punting to a future
"library" on top of typeindex. I think it's unfortunate, but since you
seem to have solved this, I hope this could be revisited in light of
this new info. Thanks, --DD

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