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From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-05 14:46:21

On 5/5/05, Nathan Myers <ncm_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> (I don't know what of the above has already been discussed, I just
> rejoined after a long hiatus.)

Oh there has been a LOT of discussion in the past month or so.

I'm not sure there is 100% consensus on this, but my understanding is
that a Boost.Sockets implementation would provide interfaces at
several different layers, and iostreams would be at one of the higher
levels. Here's a direct quote from Iain Hanson who named/categorized
the layers:

Iain K. Hanson wrote:

> I created the layers concept for the C++ Networking boost library.
> The layers I defined are:
> Layer 1 :- Light weight wrappers arround predominantl BSD socket concepts.
> Layer 2 :- Acceptor, Connector, Reactor, and Svc_Handler concepts ala ACE.
> Layer 3 :- An optional iostreams interface if desirable?
> Layer 4:- Applications layer - includes ftp, telent, http/s And user applications

Caleb Epstein
caleb dot epstein at gmail dot com

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