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These functions provide a safe way of performing I/O on any extensionally defined data type. Functions, objects, and values whose type is bound through a polymorphic record field are not supported, but everything else is.
There is no support for cyclic or shared values and only little endian computer architectures are supported.
Architecture support ==================== bin-prot works at its best on little endian architecture and has been thoroughly tested only on i386 and amd64. Using it on other architectures can exhibit a number of limitation. Here is a summary of such limitation taken from a post by upstream author Markus Mottl to the Caml mailing list (http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/msg/80da07bb322f2d7a) > more»
README: library "Bin_prot" ************************** Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Jane Street Holding, LLC (1) ====================================================== Author: Markus Mottl ====================== more»
bin-prot (2.0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release - depends on type-conv >= 3.0.3 * Upload to unstable -- Stéphane Glondu <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:53:26 +0100 bin-prot (2.0.1-1) experimental; urgency=low * New upstream release - drop all patches * Update debian/watch to follow forge.ocamlcore.org -- Stéphane Glondu <email@example.com> Thu, 04 more»
2011-11-10: Improved portability to older glibc distributions. 2011-09-15: Fixes to improve packa more»
Format-Specification: http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat Upstream-Author: Markus Mottl more»