[Bro-Dev] Broker C++ namespace: broker -> bro?

Matthias Vallentin vallentin at icir.org
Thu May 12 12:42:07 PDT 2016

> Not sure I like that. The library is called Broker, so "broker" seems
> the natural namespace to me. 

All right, let's keep it as is. This is also aligns with the sentiment
at our Gitter room.

> I think the better solution would be finding a different name for
> those things now called "broker" [..]

Speaking of which: let me summarize the issue. We need a good name for
something that is a message broker, an entity that communicates in the
publish/subscribe paradigm. These message brokers can communicate via
TCP or shared memory, and any program can have a large number of them.

In the current Broker code, we use the term "endpoint," but I find it
implies too little pub/sub. I'm currently using the term "broker"
instead. However, this is also the library name and could cause some
confusion. Internally, a "broker" maps to an actor (as in the actor
model). If anyone has suggestions on how to better name these abstract
pub/sub entities, please chime in.


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