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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2002-02-28 14:06:47


Author: davlet.panech (davlet_panech_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime
Date: 28/02/02 17:51

>I think if we are providing a constructor that takes a sockaddr, we
>might as well provide the inverse of that.

The constructor that takes a sockaddr is there for calls to accept. I
don't know of any use case that supports the inverse except to be
able to use the address class with the C api. This is not something I
wish to support unless someone can show3 compelling reasons for it.

>That's OK, I just think that this 1st abstraction layer (aka BSD
>socket wrapper) shouldn't be hard-wired into the upper layers. IMHO
>it's not that hard to do (we just need to make sure that our upper
>layers are parametrized properly); yet it will allow us to use the
>upper layers with non-socket-based networking.

Here I agree with you. I suspect that ACE did not find its common
IPC abstraction until after the first light weight wrappers had been
created. I suspect that when sockets has been completed we may well
see similarities that would allow a framework to build.

I appreciate the constructive comments. Thanks.


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