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From: Phil Nash (phil.nash.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-27 07:46:41

Christopher Kohlhoff wrote:
> Hi James,
> --- James McCartney <asynth_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This library's name should be changed as it will lead to confusion.
>> There is already an audio i/o library called ASIO which has been in
>> use for years in audio applications and supported by many software
>> vendors and hardware manufacturers.
> I don't think it will lead to confusion.

I have to admit, when I returned to boost after some time away and saw a
lot of discussion about the Asio library, I did wonder why boost was
getting involved in audio!
Of course, once I got around to reading the content of the postings it
cleared things up - but even if I suspected that Boost's Asio was not
the same as Steinberg's, I didn't realise that it was to do with Asynch
(or Synch) IO until I looked into it more closely.

It's more for the latter reason that I too would welcome a (slight)
change to the name (remotely possible trademark issues aside).
 From the current suggestions I like async_io, although I see that it
could be a problem if a synchronouse version was implemented.
I like the ambiguity of the S, which some have exploited to mean: Aynch/
Synch IO. Perhaps we could keep the letters, but stress the grouping
like this: as_io ?

Just my thoughts. I like the library and would to hate to think it got
overlooked by some because the name doesn't give too many clues as to

Best regards,


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