I'm writing this post to ask potential users of the C++ Network Library what their worst experiences are with existing networking libraries, and what you'd want to see (or not see) in a new network library. I personally have my motivation for working on a new network library in C++ because of past (and present) experiences. These personal motivations are already pretty much documented in the rationale for the library (and the architecture document) but I'd like to know what people think should be the other goals of the C++ Network Library.
Currently, I'm focusing my time implementing an HTTP Client with the most features useful to me (and the new generation of web-aware software) that I'm having tunnel-vision as to what I'm supposed to be doing and how I'm supposed to be doing it. Knowing from the audience what they would want to see next would be a nice refresher to let the team know what sort of thing we should be working on in the project.
So what are your pet peeves (and/or worst experiences) with existing networking libraries that you want addressed in a new network library? Let us know!