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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-15 12:15:19

Arkadiy Vertleyb wrote:

> All I was trying to say is that, as a potential client of the library
> (everybody does some networking now and then), I tried to map it to
> one of the tasks I had in the past. I happen to have solved that
> task by using synchronous operations + multiple threads (maybe
> because it is the most intuitive way for a not very experienced
> network programmer, which I am, but I still doubt very much that
> asynchronous approach would have been better). So, when I am
> evaluating a "Networking Library", and see that it clearly consideres
> one approach to networking inferior to the other one, and I think
> they both are equaly important, that means that I am in fundamental
> disagreement with the library author on the subject, and makes me
> wonder whether this is the networking library I would like to see in
> Boost.

The "thread per connection" model _is_ inferior on all existing platforms.
If asio doesn't encourage its use, I consider this a feature.

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