[zeromq-dev] Notes from a hackathon

Brian Knox bknox at digitalocean.com
Mon Feb 2 11:40:03 CET 2015

I'll be pushing a change to goczmq in a little bit that implement something
similar to this for a io.Reader / io.Writer interface wrapped around zeromq
sockets - it's working very nicely!


On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:

> Ironically I was writing a blog post decrying version numbers. But
> yes, this would perhaps be a V5 API. The thing is, we want to make the
> API contract work across many stacks, including libzmq, JeroMQ, CZMQ,
> NetMQ, etc. So we have evolved past software version numbers, perhaps.
> Let's consider this as a new generation of the API and protocol
> contract, document it as such (new RFCs, eventually), and eventually
> move the software stacks to support it, while also supporting older
> stable versions of the contracts.
> Brian Knox points out that SERVER and CLIENT also remove all stress of
> REQ / REP state machines. The caller decides: if you do straight recv
> request, send reply on SERVER, it'll work automatically. And if you do
> recv, recv, recv then you manage the routing IDs yourself... :-) Same
> for CLIENT replacing REQ.
> -Pieter
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