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Subject: Re: [boost] Candidate for 1.66.1, if there is one
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-25 09:05:22

On 12/25/17 01:28, Olaf van der Spek via Boost wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> It should be possible to create portable ones based on Endian's buffer
>> types, one just needs to choose an appropriate size for 'int' (32 bits would
>> probably be fine here) and 'long' (32, 48, or 64? hard to say.)
> 48?? ;)
> How about variable-width encoding? Hard-coding the size of int might
> be problematic.

I think, the main problem is not encoding but what to do if the encoded
value does not fit in the type on the decoding end.

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