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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost XML Serialization Stability across library versions
From: Adlai Shawareb (adlai_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-01-31 21:21:50

Thank you Robert. Is there a compression library that you think would be well suited for this?


On 1/29/17 10:03 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> This is the way that versioning is intended to be used. Note that this
> verisoning is implemented for all archives types. So using XML wouldn't
> add anything. I would say the only think you need to do is not use
> binary archive. This might create difficulties if over the life of the
> product, the compiler was upgraded. So if were me I'd use the text archive.
> I've you're strapped for space, you can compress the text stream on the
> fly. This makes for a small, fast, guaranteed portable archive.
> I also can't stress enough that for this application, in addition to
> running the serialization library test suite, you should add you're own
> set of tests to test serialization on your own data types.

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