- Takatoshi Kondo found and corrected a very obscure and difficult bug in the
serialization of virtual base classes.
- AutoForm Engineering GmbH supported
development efforts to extend correct serialization to objects stored in DLLS.
- Cadence Israel supported enhancement
and testing of the portable binary archive.
- David Abrahams improved implementation of "export" functionality. This not
only eliminated an annoying header sequencing requirement, but also the need to maintain
a list of "known archives".
- Mattias Troyer enhanced the implementation of native binary archives. This includes
enhancement and generalization of the library itself including generalization of
the wrapper concept.
- Markus Schöpflin tracked down issues with TRU64 compiler resulting in 100% passing.
- Troy D. Straszheim made the initial version of variant serialization.
- Tonko Juricic helped refine and complete project files for VC 7.1 ide
- Rene Rivera tracked down several issues related to
Code Warrior, toolset configuration and bjam and much else.
- Martin Ecker detected (and fixed!) a number of sublte errors regarding cyclic
pointers, shared pointers. He also built the library as a DLL and raised some issues
- Pavel Vozenilek invested much effort in review of code and documentation
resulting in many improvements. In addition he help a lot with porting to other
platforms including VC 6.0, Intel, and especially Borland.
- Jens Maurer and
Beman Dawes who got the boost
serialization ball rolling. It was one or both of these two that invented
the much beloved
& syntax used to implement both save and
load in one fuction specification.
- Vladimir Prus for evaluating an
early draft and contributing the diamond inheritance example.
- William E. Kempf
who made the templates for this and other boost manuals. This relieved
me of much aggravation.
- Vahan Margaryan and
Fredrik Blomqvist for their contributions
to my understanding of the subtle issues of exception safety in this context.
- all other boost members who responded with feedback during the
development of this library. Almost all comments resulted in
tangible changes in the library which made it much better.
- boosters who helped out in porting to other platforms:, Fernando Cacciola (Borland),
Jeff Flinn (VC 7.1), Vladimir Prus (gcc 3.3), Christoph Ludwig(gcc 3.4),
Rob Lievaart(mingw), Marshal Clow(gcc-darwin) among others.
- all boost members who participated in the first formal review
in November 2002. Many of these members invested quite an effort
to evaluate the library and suggest changes. They are
Matthias Troyer, Pavel Vozenilek, Vladimir Prus, Fredrik Blomqvist,
Jeff Garland, Gennadiy Rozental, Alberto Barbati, Dave Harris.
Mr. Rozenthal in particular wrote an incredibly insightful analysis
that has driven all subsequent development that has resulted in the
- Dave Harris proposal and spirited defense of it lead to a re-thinking
of the overrides for serialization of pointers. This resulted in a simpler
and more effective method of accounting for non-default constructors
required by serialization of pointers and STL collections.
© Copyright Robert Ramey 2002-2004.
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accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)