[zeromq-dev] Announcing ZFL

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Aug 30 18:58:10 CEST 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 9:33 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess I have the same question about ZFL:  why not just put this in
> zeromq itself?  Looks nice though...

Martin already answered, I'll recap my various reasons for starting
this as a separate project:

* This is a C library because we often write services in C but the
language is too poor without some helper library.  0MQ core will
remain in C++.
* We're experimenting with creating more, smaller projects with fewer
maintainers each time, to search for minimalistic processes.  This
mimics the way the bindings projects have evolved.
* We want to explicitly NOT define the ZFL API as part of the code API
because it's aimed at a different problem, will change much more
rapidly (for now) and is aimed at a much smaller group of people.

It may be that some ZFL classes become worth exporting via bindings
but that's not the primary goal.

Pieter Hintjens
iMatix - www.imatix.com

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