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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Compiler does not give error for missing serialize function
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-22 15:02:40
On 4/22/16 10:14 AM, Elizabeta wrote:
> but private functions from base are not inherited in the derived right? so
> serialize should not be seen in the derived class imho. Also why is not
> wrong, one can forget to write serialize for the derived class.
LOL - good point - you're clearly a smart person. But there's a catch here.
people want to be able to serialize private members. So the
serialization library calls through the serialization::access which is a
friend. This "works around" the normal way of calling a function from a
derived class so the "private" is in effect broken.
So serialization::access basically converts a private "serialize"
function so it means "private except for serialization".
You can see this be puting a debug trap on the serialize function and
running under the debugger and then checking the stack. That should
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