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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 пишет:

>> 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:
- Unicode
- Cryptography
- (you can look at the standard libraries of other languages for a more
complete list)

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
reasons are:

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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