WvStreams is a library set composed of a number of parts
WvStreams is a library set composed of a number of parts. WvStreams is a network programming library in C++.
It was constructed over the lifetime of the NetIntegrator mostly by apenwarr but also with tons of help from dcoombs. More recently, just about everyone in NITI R&D, as well as several people from the WvStreams MailingList have contributed many features, or helped us improve existing features.
WvStreams aims to be an efficient, secure, easy-to-use, and OS-independent library for doing network applications development, and we think that it has pretty much lived up to those goals. Currently all or parts of it work under Linux, *BSD, Solaris, and MAC OS X. Some parts have been ported to Windows, with a more complete port coming really soon.
Most people who have read WvStreams-based code seem to be very impressed with how readable it makes application programs. It would have been impossible to build WvDial, TunnelVision, Retchmail, and the rest of the programs found on this site as quickly as we did without a good framework library.
Currently, what documentation exists is a bit sporadic. The header files from the source code are fairly well documented, and, for those looking for examples, all of the programs on this site have been developed using this library, so you should be able to get some ideas from them.
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