Separate attributes vs context-aware software [RE: RPS WG (was Re: [Rps] Re: Latest RPSLng draft)]
Fri Jan 2 09:47:25 CET 2004
Pekka Savola wrote: > I'll try to summarize the loooo-ong thread somehow. Mark believes > that the current RPSLng proposition unnecessarily adds complexity to > the operators' use of the language, as e.g. IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, > peerings, etc. could all be facilitated by redefining the current > attributes etc. -- and whichever would be returned could be evaluated > based on the context. As the number of operators using the language > is extremely high (and we'd like it to be higher :-) compared to the > registry/tool implementations, Mark argues that optimizing for the > simplicity to the operators is the most important goal. That pretty much summarises my position. I will also comment that when we migrated from RIPE-181 to RPSL we also had a backward compatibility problem but that didn't seem to be a problem back then so I don't see why it's now suddenly a problem. Mark.
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