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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Networking TS + Beast, NEW Tutorials, Read this to learn std::net !!!
From: james (dirtydroog_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-14 17:50:24

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:49 PM Vinnie Falco via Boost-users <
boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Fellow C++, Boost, and WG21 Enthusiasts, lend me your ear!
> I write to inform you about exciting developments in C++ networking.
> There was a recent paper in Kona, P1269R0 ("Three Years with the
> Networking TS") about difficulty of implementing timeouts. To address
> this, Beast now has a stream class which implements configurable
> timeouts for you, and callers no longer have to fiddle with timers
> manually anymore. Everything "Just Works." It achieves the P1269R0
> author's goal of having timeouts "built-in to asynchronous
> operations", but in a way that fits in with the design of the TS:
> <
> >
> I feel that this `beast::basic_stream` serves as an existence proof
> that the current design of Networking TS is sound - the TS offers a
> flexible toolbox which lets you build your own framework the way that
> you want it, without making odd choices for you. We are still
> discovering ways of leveraging it to maximum use. The
> beast::websocket::stream also has built-in timeouts, but they are
> enhanced to support "idle pings" (keeping client connections alive)
> and everything is fully configurable:

This is excellent news. Timeouts are ASIO's biggest downfall. I'll
definitely check it out.
If it's low level, and performant enough, then it paves the way for ASIO-ed
connectors for things like Redis and ZeroMQ.

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