From: Miro Jurisic (macdev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-12 16:06:42
In article <abf38541e17a0ddacbed5fc06cfd3066_at_[hidden]>,
Douglas Gregor <doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2005, at 8:54 PM, Boris wrote:
> > I updated http://www.crystalclearsoftware.com/cgi-bin/boost_wiki/wiki.pl?
> > BoostNet to document why what decisions were made.
> > We have until now: * The network library should support four I/O models
> > which are known to many programmers as blocking, non-blocking,
> > multiplexing and asynchronous.
> I think the scope of this library is insane. We don't need to solve every
> single network I/O problem with one huge networking library. Having a solid
> socket library that handles only blocking with be a _huge_ improvement .
> Start small and don't be afraid to say "No! That's for the next version."
I agree. There are several libraries that I think have suffered from scope creep
and a v1 of smaller scope would have been very useful to a substantial number of
people. (Logging library comes to mind.)
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