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Subject: Re: [boost] [netlib] 0.8-beta now available!
From: Bruno Santos (bsantos_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-15 17:03:38

Seg, 2010-11-15 às 09:30 -0800, Cliff Green escreveu:
> From: "Bruno Santos" <bsantos_at_[hidden]>
> > The thread pool is a BAD IDEA. I'm very interested in your library, I
> > would like to use it with other async services I have implemented using
> > Boost Asio. For this a need to specify which io_service your library is
> > going to use and no threads whatsoever. I like the idea of boost Asio,
> > having a single io_service where I can put as many threads to run as I
> > would like (this would usually be a number of threads equal to the
> > number of cores).
> I agree completely. I'm writing some thin "middle-ware" networking libraries
> and the threading (single, pool, etc) is left completely up to the higher
> layers. The constructors either use an internal io_service, or take an
> io_service by reference, allowing (if desired) the same io_service to be
> shared among multiple (other) libraries.
> There's too many libraries that encapsulate a whole threading subsystem, but
> one of the beauties of Asio is that it decouples networking from the
> threading strategy, and I would hope a good, general-use HTTP library would
> allow the same (in particular, one of the use cases I would expect a good
> general-use HTTP library to support is embedded systems with small
> footprints and minimal or no threading - I haven't looked at netlib in a
> while, so don't know how closely the HTTP portions meet this goal).
> Cliff

Which is the whole point, thanks!


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