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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Dataflow Library
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-04 13:21:29

on Thu Sep 04 2008, "Stjepan Rajko" <> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:51 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I am not really an expert on what you'd use such a library for It seems
>> like compile-time configurability is of much greater interest in general
>> for problems you'd approach with dataflow, especially if you are using a
>> DSEL to describe the system. In other words, when you actually *need*
>> runtime configurability you'd probably want a graphical front-end or
>> something, and the syntax of making connections in C++ wouldn't matter
>> much. Am I missign something?
> You're right - in fact I already put together a proof-of-concept
> editor which can be used with any framework that has a Dataflow
> library support layer.

Okay, but which applications need runtime configurability? Would not
the performance advantages of a compile-time structure be more valuable
than the flexibility of runtime configuration in most applications?

> Some videos can be seen here:

Thanks, I recall looking at those.

Dave Abrahams
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