[zeromq-dev] RFC:5/ZDCF work

Ian Barber ian.barber at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 17:02:50 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:39 PM, john skaller
<skaller at users.sourceforge.net>wrote:

> I agree, I'm actually a bit confused why they were dropped.
> I am guessing because there was only one in the library?

Not so much - it's more that they were very much application level
components, so didn't fit - there was a concern people weren't developing
new devices because of the built in ones (one) were seen as 'sanctioned'.

So the real problem with devices is that to use them you need
> a framework including a scheduler and integrated event driven
> operation. This is a whole level higher than 0MQ, and the result
> is no longer really a library (frameworks are anti-libraries :)
> Hmm ...
Build it! Demonstrate the power of felix :) Seriously, there is a definite
gap for a library of small components that solve various problems - along
the lines of the old ZFL.

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