Range interface for std.serialization
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Thu Aug 22 08:49:04 PDT 2013
On Thursday, 22 August 2013 at 15:33:07 UTC, Johannes Pfau wrote:
> The reason is simple: In serialization it is not common to
> the serialized data as far as I know. Usually it's either
> written to a
> file or sent over network which are perfect examples of Streams
> output ranges).
Hm but in this model it is file / socket which is an OutputRange,
isn't it? Serializer itself just provides yet another InputRange
which can be fed to target OutputRange. Am I getting this part
> But InputRanges are limited to the same type for all elements,
> "serialize" call isn't.
I was thinking about this but do we have any way to express
non-monotone range in D? Variant seems only option, it implies
that any format used by Archiver must always store type
> Of course you can use Variant. But what about
> big structs?
After some thinking I come to conclusion that is simply a matter
of two `data` ranges - one parametrized by output type and other
"raw". Latter than can output stuff in string chunks of undefined
size (as small as serialization implementation allows). Does that
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