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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-04 01:57:24

the portible binary archive was really made to illustrate how to create a
new archive class from an existing one. It wasn't really the best example of
this but it was written up and added to the documentation. It wasn't tested
and had some bugs. When changes were made to binary archive- the portable
binary archive broke. In the meantime, a user of serialization - Cadence
Design of Israel - offered to fund the fixing up of this class and permit
the updated version to be included in boost. This happened. They also
tested it on a wider variety of platforms. So the one in the trunk is the
one to use. It should compile with any version of boost. There is a tiny
difference between the tested one and the one checked into the trunk. So
I've got a niggling doubt about it.

If someone really want's to make portable_binary_archive an "officially
supported archive". Then some way of testing is required. This would
require generating output on one platform and reading on another. This is
something that I couldn't figure out how to make BJAM do.

Robert Ramey

Jeff Flinn wrote:
> Robert Ramey wrote:
>> Chris Weed wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have seen several mentions on the mailing list of a portable
>>> binary serialization archive,
>>> what is the place to get the latest and greatest version?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Chris
>> The trunk - but it's still being scrutinized.
>> Robert Ramey
> Any idea how this differs from what's in the vault? Can it be back
> ported to 1.34.1 and/or 1.35.0? I've just posted a problem I'm having
> on MAC on the devel list.
> Thanks, Jeff

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