This paper contains the decision polls that the C++ Library Evolution group and C++ Concurrency group will take in October of 2021 on Networking and Executors.
2. Related Reading
std :: execution
[P2444R0]: The Asio asynchronous model
[P2464R0]: Ruminations on networking and executors
[P2469R0]: Response to P2464: The Networking TS is baked, P2300 Sender/Receiver is not
These decision polls will be conducted electronically; see [P2195R2] for more information on electronic voting procedures.
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3.2. Voting Timeline
2021-10-04: Discussion telecon and start of the polling period.
2021-10-08: End of the polling period.
Each poll consists of a statement; you vote on whether you support the statement. All polls will be 5-way polls; you’ll vote either "strongly favor", "weakly favor", "neutral", "weakly against", or "strongly against".
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4.1. Poll 1: Networking TS Model Is A Good Basis
The Networking TS/Asio async model [P2444R0] is a good basis for most asynchronous use cases, including networking, parallelism, and GPUs.
4.2. Poll 2: Sender/Receiver Model Is A Good Basis
The sender/receiver model [P2300R2] is a good basis for most asynchronous use cases, including networking, parallelism, and GPUs.
4.3. Poll 3: Stop Pursuing The Networking TS
Stop pursuing the Networking TS/Asio design [P2444R0] as the C++ Standard Library’s answer for networking.
4.4. Poll 4: Sender/Receiver Networking
Networking in the C++ Standard Library should be based on the sender/receiver model [P2300R2].
4.5. Poll 5: Secure Sockets
It is acceptable to ship socket-based networking in the C++ Standard Library that does not support secure sockets (TLS/DTLS).