paulo at turnpike.com
Tue Nov 14 04:11:15 PST 2000
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In article <20001114110432.A53697 at demon.net>, Clive D.W. Feather
<clive at demon.net> writes
>I'm trying to pull together all I can remember of the Wildmat issue so that
>we can discuss it in one thread.
>There were a whole load of issues with wildmats, and I've attempted to
>list them here.
>(1) Do we want the present informal style of description or do we want
>something more formal ?
Formal. It should stand as a complete specification without any
dependence on Unix or any other wildmat implementations.
> I did an attempt of the latter which is at:
><http://www.davros.org/nntp-texts/section-5.txt>. Please look at the
>general format and don't worry about the details for now.
I worry that the syntax here is specified in prose rather than ABNF as
per the draft para 13. ABNF is (or should be) more succinct and less
open to misinterpretation, it's also much easier to get right (IMHO).
>If we do want something more formal, I'm willing to do it based on the
>results of this thread.
Syntax in ABNF, semantics in prose.
Paul Overell T U R N P I K E
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