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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [serialization] Observation regarding xml archivesand library version
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-07 12:34:13

Pfligersdorffer, Christian wrote:
> Hi folks, hi Robert,
> did anyone notice that xml archives can be loaded where other archive
> types throw an "unsupported version" exception? I was rather surprised
> when I was able to read in an xml archive created by 1.41 using 1.34!
> The internal library version changed twice since then, so ...
> ... are you a magician, Robert? :-) Or is this an undocumented virtue
> of xml archives? Or is this just a bug nobody seems to have noticed
> before?
> Regards,

I have no explanation. Archives should all act the same so it's
likely a bug somewhere. Note that text base archives actually
"transform" the data into text an back so it could be that
this "transformation" fixes something by accident

Robert Ramey

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