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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a FIX Protocol Library?
From: Julien Nitard (julien.nitard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-14 19:07:05

On 15 Jan 2015 02:58, "Gottlob Frege" <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Marius Dobrea <mldobrea_at_[hidden]>
> > Hello Boost,
> >
> > I have been following the boost email lists for a while now and would
> > to contribute to Boost too.
> >
> > Since it matches at best my experience it would be probably most
> > 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
> > 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?

No you're not. I use fix at work and that's the last thing we'd expect from


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