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From: Christopher Kohlhoff (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-14 03:46:09

Hi Eugene,

--- Eugene Alterman <eugalt_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Have you considered making default service repository a
> singleton? That would make it transparent to a user.

Leaving aside my distaste for singletons generally, and
particularly in a library :) this would have to be a demuxer
singleton, since the services operate and are implemented as
though they are parts of a demuxer -- the service repository is
just an implementation detail.

I am now of the opinion that an iostreams interface is the best
place to hide this away. All socket iostreams instances could
share a demuxer instance (a static class member perhaps?).

What's neat about this is that, with your core_socket
suggestion, the iostream object can expose the core_socket via a
lowest_layer() function. This lets it participate in other asio
operations like being used with a socket_acceptor, while still
hiding the underlying read_some/write_some operations away.


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