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From: Christopher Kohlhoff (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-27 08:34:24

Hi Markus,

--- Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Chris Uzdavinis wrote:
> > "Olaf van der Spek" <olafvdspek_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> >>> Also, asio is not an acronym
> >> In what way is it not?
> >
> > If it were an acronym, for what word would the "s" stand?
> >
> > "Asychronous S(omething) Input Output"?
> It's a perfectly fine acronym. See

What I mean is that Asio is not intended to stand for anything,
i.e. it is not an abbreviation.

Yes, the letters "io" in the name are meant to convey that it is
related to I/O, and the overall name is supposed to suggest
asynchronicity. However it was conceived as a name only, not a
shortened form.

Q: Does asio stand for:

  ASynchronous I/O
  Asynchronous and Synchronous I/O
  All Sorts of I/O

A: No, it doesn't stand for anything; or

A: Whatever works for you :)


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