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Subject: Re: [boost] Flow-based programming library for Boost?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 21:43:11

on Wed Dec 05 2012, Marcus Tomlinson <> wrote:

> Is there any interest out there for a library that allows you to create
> fast, efficient flow-based programs with an easy-to-use object-oriented
> interface? (
> I've created an open-source library that does this, called "DSPatch" (
> and would like to contribute it to
> the Boost Libraries.
> Please let me know if this sounds like something you'd like to see in Boost.

If you want such a library to be truly efficient, you should be able to
wire together the dataflows at compile-time and not pay any overhead for
composing large computations out of smaller ones. The accumulators
library uses something like a dataflow model, with the "wiring" done
completely at compile-time.

Dave Abrahams
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