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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Asio io_service as global?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-20 08:32:45

Philip Bennefall wrote:

Please don't top post.

> My question is relevant to Boost Asio in the sense that I was
> wondering as to whether there are any specific reasons not to
> make the io_service object in particular, global.

A program may well use multiple io_service objects, so creating just one is a degenerate case, but the API must account for the general case. If you use just one, making it a global or local to main(), for instance, is a matter of choice.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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