[Mono-list] BinaryFormatter serialization accross .NET and Mono

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Mon Feb 23 05:57:42 EST 2009

schmmd wrote:
> Hi, I am asking to learn if it is a goal of the Mono project to have
> consistent serialization across Mono and .Net with respect to the
> BinaryFormatter.  Serialization is the same in some cases.  For example,
> serialization of a byte array is the same in .NET and Mono.  However,
> serialization of a struct containing a byte array is not.  Consider the
> attached program.  In .NET the output is:

The output is not always bitwise equal, but after a roundtrip the same
objects are created.

This usually happens due to minor serialization metadata differences
or while roundtripping between different framework versions.


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