On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 16:01, Ben Wright <compuware...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with J.S. on this one - there are many situations in Java EE
> environments where "Serializable" is checked or java serialization
> used when it's not simple or feasible to leverage protobuf
> serialization. Most of these situations are "invm / in memory"
> transfers. Sometimes java serialization is used to clone objects or
> to safely pass them between ClassLoader scopes.
> I've run into this limitation with JBoss ESB and passing protocol
> buffer objects between services through the "InVM" message transport.
It is a couple of years that I've worked with Java, so my
serialization fu might not be up-to-par. But would the problem be
solved if the ProtocolBuffer object implements Externalizable ? That
way it can be serialized via the Java VM, but it would use the
protobuf specific serialization.
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