This represents serialised data. How it can be used depends on the other capabilities a caller holds.
class val Serialised
A caller with SerialiseAuth can create serialised data from any object.
new ref create( auth: SerialiseAuth val, data: Any box) : Serialised ref^ ?
A caller with InputSerialisedAuth can create serialised data from any arbitrary set of bytes. It is the caller's responsibility to ensure that the data is in fact well-formed serialised data. This is currently the most dangerous method, as there is currently no way to check validity at runtime.
new ref input( auth: InputSerialisedAuth val, data: Array[U8 val] val) : Serialised ref^
A caller with DeserialiseAuth can create an object graph from serialised data.
fun box apply( auth: DeserialiseAuth val) : Any iso^ ?
A caller with OutputSerialisedAuth can gain access to the underlying bytes that contain the serialised data. This can be used to write those bytes to, for example, a file or socket.
fun box output( auth: OutputSerialisedAuth val) : Array[U8 val] val
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