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From: Jonathan Turkanis (turkanis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-05 16:57:39

Hi JD,

JD wrote:
> And also, is there any attempt to write a Source/Sink to read and write
> from shared memory?

Currently there is

While I have been away from Boost, the Interprocess library has been
accepted, providing sophisticated support for shared memory and memory
mapped files. I am planning to write devices to access the functionality
of the Boost.Interprocess for 1.36.

> JD

>> Hi,
>> Iostreams documentation states: "For example, Boost.Iostreams can be
>> used to create streams to access TCP connections". Is there any such
>> attempt to create a TCP/IP communicating Source/Sink couple?
>> I know asio is doing this, but I was looking for an pure Iostreams
>> solution.

Currently there are no devices for TCP/IP communications. I am planning
to implement blocking TCP/IO devices using asio for 1.36, but I also
hope at some point to achieve a better degree of integration. Standard
iostreams are not a very good way to access network connections, since
they are designed for blocking i/o; however, Boost.Iostreams is also
intended as a framework for filtering, and I was careful to design
filter concepts that would work with asynchronous and non-blocking devices.

When Boost.Asio was proposed, I was looking forward to the possibility
of introducing asynchronous and non-blocking device concepts to make the
libraries work together, but unfortunately I became so busy that I was
not able to participate in the review process or collaborate with Chris
Kohlhoff in the subsequent development of the library.

Now that I have more time I am committed to trying to make the two
libraries work together as much as possible.

>> Regards,
>> JD

Jonathan Turkanis

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