I've read this section from the development guide and can't infer anything from it other than "OpenEdge looks after it" - but I'm presuming there is no such thing as a deserialization constructor for serialized objects passed across the AppServer boundary? If not - anyone aware of any plans to introduce such a construct?
I assume you mean a constructor that is called to reconstitute an object that has been serialized, in a custom manner. There were ideas about providing hooks for customization of serialization/deserialization. I don't remember exactly what form they would take but I don't think we specifically discussed a special constructor. Regardless, I don't believe this functionality is high up in our backlog list, at the moment.
Yes that's exactly what I'm talking about. :)
No problem - thanks for coming back to me.
I'm storing instance data in a dataset rather than member variables. It would be nice to bring the relevant underlying temp-table record(s) into scope automatically when an object is being de-serialized after it has been received by the called procedure...