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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming?
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-18 10:15:36

On 05/17/2013 11:26 PM, Charousset, Dominik wrote:

> What is actor programming? For those of you who aren't yet familiar with the actor model: actors basically represent tasks or services that communicate via message passing. In libcppa, actors are very lightweight (you can spawn literally millions of them) and scheduled cooperatively using a thread pool (although actors are allowed to opt-out of the cooperative scheduling). Some of the main strengths of this programming paradigm are: (1) network transparency, (2) race conditions are avoided by design, (3) a strong failure model that enables developers to build reliable distributed systems, and (4) the actor model addresses both concurrency (multiple actors on one host) and distribution (any number of actors on any number of hosts).

Have you defined a network protocol? If so, can I plug in my own in
case I need to integrate with an existing messaging middleware such as
ZeroMQ or DDS?

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