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Re: First impressions of the specification



"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Mark H Weaver:
>> I'm sorry to say that I find that
>> section extraordinarily unclear.
>
> I wonder - would it be better if we rewrote the spec using the
> BNF as a template?  That would at least make it easier to
> follow the BNF that follows, and since the BNF actually
> implements the notation, it's clearly formal enough :-).

It's an idea worth considering.  One way or another, I definitely think
that the "Basic specification" section needs to be completely rewritten
from scratch.  It will not be enough to clarify individual points.  It
needs to be fundamentally reorganized, IMO anyway.  I'm not yet sure
what the best approach will be.

    Regards,
      Mark