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Subject: Re: [boost] [serialization] failing MPI build
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-14 10:49:27

Alain Miniussi wrote
> Hi,
> I suspect one problem is that the commit
> was not taken into account in MPI.
> Not sure how the MPI should be adapted to that change yet. Some
> parameters that were supposed to be there only to help overload
> resolution have been removed (according to comments in pfto.hpp).
> I guess I need to remove some int arguments from the
> (save|load)_override methods of boost::mpi::packed_(i|o)archive classes ?

You are correct. It's easy to see the changes. If you do a diff on some
other archive like binary or text in the serialization library you'll see
that the dummy parameter used to emulate partial function template overload
has been eliminated. And of course eliminate the #include
boost/serialization/ptfo.hpp . That's all that is necessary. This
simplifies code at the cost of eliminating support of borland 5x and mdvc
7.0 and below which is no longer considered necessary. Since these headers
are considered implementation features of the serialization library it
didn't occur to me that making these changes would break anything else.
Sorry about that.

If you're interested in enhancing, or improving the MPI implementation as it
regards serialization, you should let me know so I could acquaint myself
with the MPI version and offer some suggestions. I've had some ideas in my
head for years would simplify and expedite usage of the serialization
library for object transmission over a stream but I've never spend any time
on them as it didn't seem anyone had any interest.

Robert Ramey

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