A serialization library for the D programming language.
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Orange is a serialization library for the D programming language. It supports D1/Tango and D2/Phobos. It can serialize most of the available types in D, including third party types and can serialize through base class references. It supports fully automatic serialization of all supported types and also supports several ways to customize the serialization process. Orange has a separate front end (the serializer) and back end (the archive) making it possible for the user to create new archive types that can be used with the existing serializer.




  1. Install all requirements
  2. Clone the repository
  3. Run dub build

Unit Tests

Run the unit tests using Dub dub test

Simple Usage Example

module main;

import orange.serialization._;
import orange.serialization.archives._;

class Foo
    int a;

void main ()
    auto foo = new Foo; // create something to serialize
    foo.a = 3; // change the default value of "a"

    auto archive = new XmlArchive!(char); // create an XML archive
    auto serializer = new Serializer(archive); // create the serializer

    serializer.serialize(foo); // serialize "foo"

    // deserialize the serialized data as an instance of "Foo"
    auto f = serializer.deserialize!(Foo)(archive.untypedData);

    // verify that the deserialized value is equal to the original value
    assert(f.a == foo.a);

More Examples

See the test directory for some examples.

D Versions

  • D2/Phobos - master branch
  • D2/Tango - See the mambo repository. The API is the same, just replace "orange" with "mambo" for the imports
  • D1/Tango - d1 branch
  • D1/Tango and D2/Phobos in the same branch - mix branch