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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-28 15:17:17

At 01:13 PM 12/28/2000 -0500, Daryle Walker wrote:

>The main point I was making wasn't that socket-less platforms should be
>supported through third-party libraries, but that maybe Boost shouldn't
>have a platform-specific library like sockets at all. As you found out,
>sockets are not an universal concept.

While sockets are not universal, it is possible to specify a portable
socket interface which can be widely implemented via platform-specific

Boost shouldn't be afraid of such libraries. If they are useful, meet the
other boost criteria, and can be implemented on both Unix and Windows, that
is enough, IMO.


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