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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-06 09:36:16

on Tue Jun 11 2013, David Sankel <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM, james <james_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 11/06/2013 13:03, Brandon Kohn wrote:
>>> On 6/10/2013 4:30 PM, james wrote:
>>>> I don't think that the limited correctness you get from that is very
>>>> useful in a concurrent system.
>>> Why not? I think the development crews that worked on the mars orbiter
>>> mission which failed would beg to differ.
>> [I]t all goes back to schema evolution, and that's why systems like
>> protobuf tend to sacrifice clean syntax for extensibility..
> I think that goes back to my original point. For a large subset of users,
> schema evolution is a non-issue—the entire system is deployed at once. A
> Boost.Actor library should have a good story for these users IMO.


Dave Abrahams

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