[zeromq-dev] Ideas for GSoC

Ian Barber ian.barber at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:00:40 CET 2011

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

>  Multipush - PUB/SUB variant that will send only on subscribe - I
>> appreciate this will never work on a multicast transport, so it should
>> probably be given a non-pubsub name, but it seems there are use cases
>> for a socket type that works effectively like PUSH/PULL, but will PUSH a
>> message to all connected peers broadcast style, and will not send if
>> there are no connected sockets.
> Send only on subscribe? I'm not sure I understand. Can you elaborate?

AFAIK a PUB socket without connected peers will drop a sent message -
Multipush would block/queue  in the same way PUSH would, until at least one
person connects.

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