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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there any interest in a library for actor programming? [preliminary submission]
From: Nat Goodspeed (nat_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-28 07:52:50

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Julian Gonggrijp <j.gonggrijp_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I think the *right* design would be a concurrent equivalent of
> generic programming, where the only fundamental building blocks
> should be a well-designed statically typed SPSC queue, move
> semantics, a low-level thread launching utility (such as
> boost::thread) and a concise generic EDSL for the linking of nodes
> with queues. All further abstractions can be built on top of those
> ingredients (a bit like the STL is built on top of templates). It
> should allow me to do something like this:
> start(readfile(input) | runlengthenc | huffmanenc | writefile(output));
> At some point I want to publish a proposal for a library that does
> exactly this, but I need to find more time to work on it. The good
> news is that all necessary ingredients appear to already exist with
> C++11, Boost.Proto and Boost.Lockfree.

[OT, sorry...]
Julian, are you familiar with this pipeline proposal?

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