[zeromq-dev] zmq_reactor API question

Matt Weinstein mattweinstein at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 20:26:50 CEST 2010

Is the linked list form of zmq_reactor_t too complex?

The current linked-list form of the zmq_reactor interface was  
conceived of to allow easy manipulation of the linkages on the fly,  
primarily through policy callbacks.  However, that rationale no longer  
applies because policies have been replaced by the IOP format we have  

I am leaning toward re-writing the interface to zmq_reactor to mirror  

	int zmq_reactor_poll (zmq_reactoritem_t *items, int nitems, long  

We are probably early enough in the usage and evolution of the library  
to change this easily.  This will eliminate a lot of structural  
complexity without a lot of downside.

Finally, we could always allow "poll block chaining" in future  
versions if this were a necessary feature.

Please let me know what you think?

I'm leaning in favor of this change, so please object strongly if it's  

If I don't hear serious objections I will start branching this PDQ.


Thank you,



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