[zeromq-dev] Protocol Plugins

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Fri Feb 14 08:54:18 CET 2014


Well, large changes can always be grown incrementally. If we try a
plugin architecture there's no reason to try to replace what we have
now with new code. It can grow alongside it, without risk, then
if/when it's mature, we use it.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:45 PM, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it's a worthwhile goal. In fact, I think a lot of aspects of libzmq
> which are currently hard-coded should be made more modular. There are two
> issues: 1) It's a big task, as mentioned, and someone just has to do it. 2)
> As a big task, it's also a big stability risk. There's a greater potential
> to introduce bugs than there would be with smaller changes.
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM, Lyle Thompson <lthompson at ixiacom.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> OK. Thanks for your feedback, Pieter. I think, then, that I will just do
>> it the simple way.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Lyle
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:30 AM
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>> Subject: Re: [zeromq-dev] Protocol Plugins
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>> On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:05 AM, Lyle Thompson <lthompson at ixiacom.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I guess nobody is interested in pluggable protocols. Thanks anyway.
>>
>> Making pluggable protocols in the core library is just a very hard thing.
>> It would require some major redesigns.
>>
>> People have added transports, and it's doable. They're not pluggable
>> though, in the sense we usually mean.
>>
>> I built a simple framework for pluggable protocols over inproc bridges,
>> some years ago: https://github.com/hintjens/vtx. It didn't get much
>> attention.
>>
>> -Pieter
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