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Re: Ye say it's binary data ye be wantin'?

There is no need for an abstract synatax notation.  The IETF standardized 
bits on the wire so something that does not produce concrete is useless.

So is the documentation for IDL and its coding available on line?   Is it 
better than XDR [RFC 1832] and if so why?

Even if its concrete and better than XDR and perfectly open and available 
on line it is not at all clear to me that anything so elaborate is needed.


On Fri, 23 Feb 1996, Rich Salz wrote: 

> Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 20:47:37 -0500
> From: Rich Salz <rsalz@osf.org>
> To: spki@c2.org
> Subject: Ye say it's binary data ye be wantin'?
> Thanks to Perry for reminding me to send this here...
> > I have made this offer before.
> > 
> > If the IETF wants a C-like abstraact notation with efficient coding
> > rules and free source, ... and it's an ISO standard already, OSF is
> > happy to help with DCE IDL, the free IDL compiler, and a copyright-
> > free vresion of the specification that defines the bits on the wire.
> >     /r$
> > 

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