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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-27 12:03:47

At 03:36 PM 7/26/2001, Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden] wrote:

> I would be interested in helping out with this. I have had
> of using and porting ACE and extensive experience of protocol
> implementation with some experience of protocol design.
> I've had a look at Joesphe's diagram and at the momment it looks
> a very low level wrapper facarde that would not be very safe.
> At the protocol level its missing broadcast and multicast concepts
> and, I would suggest that it is missing concepts such as acceptors
> connectors and event demultipleing similar to the ACE Reactor.
> This is something that I recently started looking at from a design
> perspective, so I don't *yet* have a concrete proposal.
> I could probably have something preliminary ready nexct week.

There is a real need, both for Boost and for the C++ standard library.

It would definitely be useful to start with a feature diagram.

I think one of the reasons Joseph has had some difficulties may have been
an assumption that it was just a simple problem and that there wasn't any
need for a design discussion with other Boost participants.

If you are interested, I've identified some of the requirements and have
the start of a bibliography. Contact me privately.


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