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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-18 13:52:26

"Christopher Kohlhoff" <chris_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> As discussed in the "surveying async network io libraries" thread, I'd
> like to turn asio ( into a proposal for a boost
> networking library.

Sound great :-)

I skimmed the docs and your tutorial seems to be very nice so far.
(the links are good)

I havn't followed the discussion, so this is just my random input.

1. I hate cryptic short names like


why not write datagram and receive?
(the other short names seems ok and quite standard)

Looking at the Daytime1 example, I wounder why

    asio::ipv4::host host;
    host_resolver.get_host_by_name(host, argv[1]);

is not written

  asio::ipv4::host host = host_resolver.host_by_name(argv[1]);

3. why is everything public in a host?

4. why does both the stream_socket and the socket_connector need to
   know about the demuxer? Can't the socket_connector ask the stream_socket
for its demuxer (I want to simplify usage if possible)

5. can't socket.recv() use something more highlevel than void* and size_t
    Why not std::vector<char> ? (The same applies to all the interface

best regards


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