What is it all about?
This package forms part of the Boost C++ Libraries collection. This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default Boost version (currently 1.46).
• Proper restoration of pointers to shared data. • Serialization of STL containers and other commonly used templates . • Data portability - streams of bytes created on one platform should be readable on any other . • Archive interface must be rich enough to permit the creation of an archive that presents serialized data as XML in a useful manner Here, "serialization" means the reversible deconstruction of an arbitrary set of C++ data structures to a sequence of bytes. archive: to refer to a specific rendering of this stream of bytes.