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From James Todd <>
Subject Re: open processes...
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2000 08:00:27 GMT

"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:

> * When the first public drafts of a new specification are released, there
>   is usually no hint of all the back room discussions, and rejected design
>   choices, that went on before that release occurred.  Unfortunately, this
>   sometimes leaves people wondering "why in the heck did they choose
>   THAT approach," and can lead to the (usually mistaken) conclusion that
>   no other alternative was considered.

this one ranks pretty high in my book. while it is possible to build an
with nothing but a spec in hand it would be extremely helpful to see the
formulating thoughts and discussions that went into the decission making process.

- james

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