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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-08-01 10:49:29


Author: bdawes (bdawes_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime
Date: 01/08/01 01:22

>Please consider the requirements a "straw man" meant to start
>discussion. Thus if you have experience that says they should be changed,
>by all means do so.

Thanks. I was intending to. But, as we were discussing requirements are
though it a good idea to check that there were no major objections.

>I was trying to avoid expanding the requirements to include areas outside
>of "network programming". The sockets interface could be viewed as a
>general read/write interface, and so feature creep might expand the
>library way outside of the network programming arena. Personally, I don't
>think that would be a good idea, particularly for version 1. But if it
>can be expanded to handle other network protocols, without distorting the
>design otherwise, that would seem to be a clear win.

I'd like to keep it very focused on network programming. There is more than
enough complexity as it is, without feature creep ;-). I also liked Bill
Kempf's idea of excluding applications level protocols from this library.
They realy are a different beast, and excluding them will keep this effort
more focused.


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