Re: RE: What is XML For?
** Reply to message from David Byrden <David@B...> on Tue, 29 Oct 2002 12:34:16 +0000 > "Danny Ayers" <danny666@v...> wrote: > >> it's relatively simple to modify data saved from version x to > >> allow loading into version x++, something that can't be done with Java's > >> own serialization.... > Actually, Java serialisation HAS a powerful versioning capability. > It requires adding custom nontrivial code to the class, or at least > to the later versions of the class; but it can be done. Larry Cable once apologised to me for 2 things in Java, while he was still at Sun: applets & Java serialisation. He felt then that XML was a far better solution than Java serialisation. Not that I've kept up with how Java serialisation has moved on since then (2000), but I wonder if it has really improved enough, particularly the fact that deserialisation was slower than parsing the equivalent XML. Cheers, Tony. ==== Anthony B. Coates, Information & Software Architect mailto:abcoates@T... MDDL Editor (Market Data Definition Language) http://www.mddl.org/
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format