[Mono-devel-list] Q. about implementation of serialization

Okehee Goh okehee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 21:53:27 EDT 2004


I have a question about Serialization.
Serialization should trace all reachable objects (an object graph)
from a root-object to be serialized. To determine what to serialize
needs class information of reachable objects in the graph. How  does
it get the information? Is Serialization implemented using reflection?
Otherwise, MONO uses internal functions to identify the information? I
also wonder how it is doen in JVM?
I'm worrying that if reflection is involved for serialization, it may
have too much performance overhead.



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