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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Suggestion about using Signals2
From: Igor R (boost.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-23 05:32:30

> is there a reason to create the io_service outside the class?
> Can I create an instance of it directly into the connection object?

Yes, you can. But usually you don't want to create io_service for
every connection or for every "active object" (you can use a single
io_service for all these objects or use io_service-per-cpu strategy -
see asio examples for details), that's why that you might want to
manage io_service(s) creation outside these objects.

> In your example you use into the send method, why you don't use it also in the data_received?

Well, I meant that it's the handler of one of the asio standard async.
read methods, like this:

class connection : ...
  asio::serial_port serial_port_;
  void receive()
bind(&connection::data_received, shared_from_this()))
  void data_received()
    // always executed in io_service thread(s)

But if you use some other i/o object to communicate with socket/serial
port, and utilize io_service just to process functors asyncronously,
and you wish to notify connection user from io_service thread - then
you can use the same technique there. It's just matter of your design.
Anyway, I recommend you to look at the asio tutorial and examples, to
find out some common usage scenarios and design proposals.

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