On 3/3/09 9:08 PM, Masataka Ohta wrote:
Andy Bierman wrote:
Since the goal of our work is to produce specifications
that will allow multiple independent implementations to
How can you define successful interoperation of implementations?
IMHO you define it by "running code" -- that is, code which is used to
run a functioning communications network. For me the canonical example
is the medium we're using right now: email. In general (there are always
exceptions!), you don't know or care what email clients people use, what
email servers they use, whether they retrieve their email using POP or
IMAP, etc. It just works, at least for the core use cases. And I think
that's why running code (not just compiling code or functioning code,
but a working network) is so important.
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