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Criteria for Specification Languages

Ben Laurie was kind enough to start a list of specification languages.  I
would like to start a list (in no particular order) of criteria to use in
evaluating them.

(1) Ease of understanding (Assuming a knowledge of C)
(2) Cost of learning (Assuming a knowledge of C)
(3) Cost of tools (e.g. ASN.1 compilers) in both $$$ and bother.
(4) Compactness of machine representation (these things are going to
    be sent over networks and stored in machines)
(5) Adaquacy of expression (can it express what we need it to?)


Regards - Bill

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