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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-09 09:20:33

Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
> On 3/9/07, Darren Garvey <lists.drrngrvy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Maybe it's just me, but the apparent difficulty of the different soc ideas
>> varies quite a bit. As it is, I'm unsure if a cgi library that works with
>> SCGI and FastCGI - one based on boost and asio specifically - would be
>> considered a reasonable project for the SoC? I don't think there is
>> currently any such library for c++ and I for one would find it very useful.
>> Is it worth my while submitting a proposal? This is something I'd very much
>> like to do, especially as part of the SoC.
>> Incidentally, it's a project which _could_ be 'extended' into implementing
>> unix domain sockets or pipes too as technically, these transport media
>> should be supported by fastcgi applications.
> What I would really like to see in asio is asynchronous FS IO (using
> Ovelapped IO on windows, posix aio where available and a thread pool
> everywhere else). There have been many requests for this
> functionality, but Christopher didn't get around to implement it yet.

This sounds like an excellent project. Christopher has also graciously agreed
to be a boost SoC mentor -- so there's a good chance such a project can get
expert help.

> I think that such a project could be completed in a couple of months.
> May be the student could even find the time to add pipe support :).
> As soon as I find some time I'll add the proposal to the wiki.

Please do -- the student proposal period isn't far off...


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