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From: Michael Glassford (glassfordm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-23 17:53:57

Sean Kelly wrote:
> So I finally got my hands on the DDJ issue in question. The article
> on multiplexing does give me some ideas on how to revise my own IOCP
> library, which is something I had been putting it off until I found
> time to learn how /dev/poll worked. I've got a lot going on so it
> may be a few weeks but I'll post something here when I've got it
> finished.
> I'm not sure that much if anything would need to be done to provide
> support for IO multiplexing in Boost. Both methods rely on the
> existence of a thread pool. Each thread waits on a blocking call
> then operates on the data returned. This can all be done right now
> without any modifications to the Boost code.

That, of course, would be the best solution. Have you looked at the
code in the orignal post to see if such a solution would solve his

> I guess the question
> becomes, is there a need for such an IO library in Boost? The
> of the project would demand a good bit of custom code for each
> platform, which isn't typical of Boost components.

Though it is true of some components--for example, Boost.Thread.

> Sean
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