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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a FIX Protocol Library?
From: Andrew Marlow (marlow.agents_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 02:57:41

How would this be different from the quickfix library?
On Jan 12, 2015 10:55 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.
> Secondly I would like to receive feedback on what functionality would be
> interesting to be part of this library. For instance it could contain:
> - basic components that can be used to build bigger blocks: e.g.: raw data
> iterators, message components, field types;
> - conversion functions from FIX to C++ types and vice versa;
> - code generators for Messages, Enums, Constants based on XML
> specification files;
> - implementations for various FIX Session types: Tag-Value, FAST, FIXP,
> user defined messages, etc;
> - transformers which based on some configuration could convert messages
> automatically between various FIX versions;
> - message persistence, etc.
> FIX is very well documented and as such various functionality could be
> probably easily split into interesting projects that are to be part of the
> GSoC.
> Let me know what you think.
> Thanks,
> Marius Dobrea
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