"Eric" == Eric Burger <eburger(_at_)standardstrack(_dot_)com> writes:
Eric> This highlights an interesting issue as an RFC goes from PS to
Eric> IS. I would offer that most SHOULDs in a document will, if
Eric> there are real implementations out there, migrate to MUST or
Eric> MUST NOT.
Eric> On Aug 31, 2011, at 9:57 AM, hector wrote:
Hmm. Most of the times I use SHOULD I'd expect them to stay SHOULD.
SHOULD doesn't mean "this feature is desired," it means "do this unless
you have justification for doing something else." There are a few cases
(new algorithms) where you mean SHOULD+ (we'll move to MUST in the
future) but often you mean do this unless you're in a constrained
environment, or you know you won't need it or something like that. In
those cases, SHOULDS tend to stay SHOULDS.
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