Re: SLIP working group?


Rick Adams (rick@seismo.CSS.GOV)
Thu, 31 Mar 88 12:42:09 EST


        Modular programmers and people who program generically will realize this
        is a Rube Goldberg mentality and will barf.

Modular programers will someday give us the full OSI protocol suite
(whenever they finish it). They also don't care about backwards
compatibility. (I'd also say that they probably program in PASCAL, but
that would be name calling.)

"Real" programmers have to solve today's problems today. They
try to avoid screwing up existing systems when it is possible.
They try to avoid violating layers, but if there is no other way to
make it work, they do so.

--rick
(Formally trained as a modular "computer scientist", but corrupted into
a practical "engineer" by working in the real world.)



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