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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Boost.MPI] question about serializing custom object
From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-26 16:35:59

On 26 Aug 2010, at 21:25, Dave Abrahams wrote:

> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 26, 2010, at 10:32 AM, Cristobal Navarro <axischire_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> the thing is that im using openMPI 1.4.2 and recently i added this Boost::serialization library which is phenomenal.
>> i would like to keep like this, i mean try not to use Boost:MPI but still use its serialize features.
> If you do that, you may be giving up huge optimizations or signing up for a lot of tedious work defining and maintaining MPI datatypes. I wonder if our docs really make that clear?

He would lose optimization features only by not using the skeleton&contents mechanism. For plain send and receive it is equivalent, but just a waste of time because he reimplements send and recv in an identical way to Boost.MPI


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