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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [dataflow][iostreams]Can someone Compare/Contrast
From: Duane McKinney (duane.mckinney_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-25 12:45:03

Duane McKinney wrote:
> If it has already been done I appologize. They seem very similar to me.
> Is it just a matter of style? It seems like dataflow lends itself
> better to dealing with blocks/frames of data than the iostreams library.
> I would appreciate any clarification though.
I believe I may have answered my own question, correct me if I am wrong.
It seems to me that the main difference between boost::iostreams and
boost::dataflow is the unit of work on which they operate.

boost::iostreams performs processing on a continuous stream of information

boost::dataflow performs its processing in function blocks, where the
output of one function is passed to the input of the next.

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