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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2002-03-01 12:42:40

Ahhh. Now I think I understand where the confusion is comming from. The
requirements state that we need to restrict ourselves to the network and
transport layers and not go off into http and ftp.

I have no desire to go against this requirements but IP is not the only network
layer protocol that is supported by the C sockets API.

I would like to reproduce, as much as possible, of the genericity of the C
sockets API with type saftey and without some of the redunancy.


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Subject: Re: [boost] Re: sockets Interface for address class
Author: davlet.panech (davlet_panech_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime
Date: 01/03/02 14:58

--- In boost_at_y..., "Dale Peakall" <dale.peakall_at_b...> wrote:
> I thought that we'd sort of decided that what we were writing here
> was a TCP/IP library, not sockets in the more general sense.
> If you're going to start going down the multi-protocol route, then
> things really start getting complex.
I don't think we are going to support anything besides TCP (and
possibly UDP), all I'm saying we should try to keep our design
flexible to allow for extensions.
> Things are complex enough as they are. Do you try and support
> asynchronous communications?
Some people fell strongly about supporting async operations (although
I personally do not mind dropping this).
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