I've taken a look at how the version number is dealt with
in Boost.Serialization collection serialization code:
* The relevant code at saving time is:
    if(3 < ar.get_library_version()){
        const unsigned int item_version = version<
            BOOST_DEDUCED_TYPENAME Container::value_type
        ar << BOOST_SERIALIZATION_NVP(item_version);
* At loading time, the equivalent code is:
    unsigned int item_version;
    if(3 < ar.get_library_version())
        ar >> BOOST_SERIALIZATION_NVP(item_version);
        item_version = 0;
Can someone (aka Robert :-) ) shed some light on this bit?
Why the version number has to be given such manual processing
when this is not needed if, for instance, serializating
values via the simple ar&value?
I'm trying to do the equivalent thing in Boost.MultiIndex.
Thank you,
Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo