->From: Bob Braden [mailto:braden(_at_)ISI(_dot_)EDU]
->Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 11:44 AM
->To: ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org; heard(_at_)vvnet(_dot_)com
->Subject: Re: Regarding the pointer field in LSSR options of IP packet.
->Some years ago I twigged Jon Postel about this precise issue. As I
->recall, he shrugged his shoulders and said something like
->"Well, I made
->a choice, maybe not the choice I would make today, but... [that's the
->way it is, learn to live with it!].
->(The part in  is my interpretation of his shrug).
I think at that "time" [early '80'], someone had to make "some"
decision's and Jon did, as he was the rfc editor...