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On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 01:53:48PM -0700, Bradd W. Szonye wrote: > Whoah, NOT agreed. This is that "academics, not engineering" attitude > again, except that efficiency concerns are important even to academics. > This is important stuff, and I'd appreciate it if you stopped sweeping > things like efficiency and usability under the rug. Leaving it for later > is OK, but pretending that they're just "implementation details" is not. I'm not saying efficiency is unimportant, but the job of a specification is to describe semantics, but to do so in a way that doesn't preclude efficient implementation. You don't have to use the spec to beat implementers over the head. Scott
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