[zeromq-dev] Thinking out loud ...

Andrew Hume andrew at research.att.com
Sun Jun 26 08:06:53 CEST 2011

it is not synchronous versus asynchronous.
it is somehow deeper than that, but confused because in one
small part of the space, they overlap.

i will take a stab out some text, post it here for comments, then pieter
can think about if, or how, he might add it to the guide.


On Jun 25, 2011, at 12:37 AM, Martin Sustrik wrote:

> On 06/25/2011 02:41 AM, Andrew Hume wrote:
>> i think this meme is quite common; nearly all instances of complaints
>> about 0mq's
>> scheduling and buffering, slow joiners and the like, are examples of
>> this -- we want 0mq
>> to trivially do job scheduling for us as well as all the other stuff.
> That's a good point! If should definitely be stressed out. The text 
> would have to explain the difference between the two though which is not 
> a trivial task. Or would a statement that job scheduling is inherently 
> synchronous while network routing is inherently asynchronous do?
> Martin
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