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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a FIX Protocol Library?
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-14 13:58:38

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Marius Dobrea <mldobrea_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hello Boost,
> I have been following the boost email lists for a while now and would like
> to contribute to Boost too.
> Since it matches at best my experience it would be probably most beneficial
> if I contribute to a BOOST/FIX library. FIX comes from the "Financial
> Information eXchange" Protocol and it represents a standard that is used a
> lot in the Financial Industry. For more information see the related Web
> Site:
> Firstly I would like to ask the community if there is interest in such a
> library and if anyone is doing any work on it. It seems to me that although
> there are a lot of firms and institutions in the world providing software or
> using FIX there are too few open source C++ libraries for that.

My gut instinct is that FIX is too domain-specific, whereas Boost is
typically domain-agnostic libraries. Nut maybe I'm wrong about that?


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