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From: Jeff Garland (azswdude_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-09-24 11:02:34

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 4:22 AM Hans Dembinski via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> > * Where are the immensely popular JSON Serialization libraries?
> The reason is that some Boost libraries have been successfully cloned by
> outside people and the development is happening there. Boost.Python is
> replaced by pybind11 and Boost.Serialization by cereal.
> The most obvious appeal of cereal is that it is C++11. Boost.Serialization
> has a lot of pre-C++11 code and is accordingly a bit difficult to work
> with. Both pybind11 and cereal jumped on the opportunity to rewrite popular
> Boost libraries in C++11.
> cereal has a JSON archive. cereal also has 2.5k stars on Github, so it is
> dramatically popular.
I believe you're correct -- we moved to cereal for json serialization
because it wasn't in Boost. In our case it gets extensive use to marshall
objects in and out of Mongo databases, web service/socket requests, config


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