Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a FIX Protocol Library?
From: Sergey Cheban (sergey.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 14:03:47
15.01.2015 20:14, Gottlob Frege Ð¿Ð¸ÑÐµÑ:
>> In the future we will see more libraries of narrower application - because
>> we've already made libraries for the wider applications.
> Even when I wrote that FIX seemed to domain specific, I was thinking
> the same thing - if we've tackled the wide stuff, only the narrow
> stuff is left.
There are many general-purpose standards that are not supported by the
C++ standard library yet:
- (you can look at the standard libraries of other languages for a more
I think that it is a good idea to support these standards in the Boost.
Unfortunately, I think that FIX is far too domain-specific. As a boost
user, I'm not against mentioning boost-licensed domain-specific
libraries somewhere at the Boost web site but I don't think that these
libraries should be included into the default boost distribution. The
1. The library size does matter.
2. The boost community has to support everything that is included into
the boost library. What if a maintainer of some library abandons it? For
a general-purpose library, there are chances that someone will take
responsibility for it. For a domain-specific library, such chances seem
to be negligible.
-- Best regards, Sergey Cheban
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