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From: Marco Piacentini (marcopiacenta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-10 03:17:49

Marco Piacentini wrote: > Hy...I try to explain better my question... > Im using boost serialization text archive before sending data over > TCP connection... > Now I need to pass the received data to a Java I > would know if the serialized stream is composed only by the data or > by the data + boost serialization(tag, code, etc.)... > In this case my only chance to transfer the data to the java > application, is to filter them before transfering?thanks... Robert Ramey wrote: >I'll try to answer the question - but I'm sort of speculating as to what >you want to do. I throw in some miscellanous observations which >may or may not be helpful. >a) Generally I don't suggest that one tries to use boost serialization >to export data to non C++ applications. The library is intended to >provide the easiest to use and most efficient implementation of >serialization for C++ environments. Any ability to use this to >export data to/from other environments is a coincidence. >b) There are other tools for accomplishing the above. There >is google protocol buffers and there is boost spirit/karma/qi >which handle data in a way that is not connected to C++. Of >course they won't be as automatic as serialization for just this >reason. >large part it consists of not using those parts of the library which >are strongly dependent C++ such as serialization of pointers. A >useful place to start is one of the examples included with the package >which creates a write only archive which can export any data which >includes serialization functions. The leverages the serialization functions >to save a lot of work at the expense of being to read the archive back. >Something like might work for you. >d) there are other examples around for serializing files with JSON >and YAML formats. Again, these would likely mean not using >some of the features of the serialization library - which might be >be fine for you app. >I realize this might not be much comfort - but hope it helps >anyway. Thanks...unfortunately the analisys and design phases was very poor in the project in which I work....I'll try to follow your advices...bye!

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