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Re: Criteria for Specification Languages

At 01:55 2/29/96, I wrote:
>>(4) Compactness of machine representation (these things are going to
>>    be sent over networks and stored in machines)

>I would leave your (4) as a separate problem -- to be handled by some
>other mechanism which is devoted to packing, shipping and unpacking
>structures in a way independent of endianness and word (pointer) width.

I mis-read (4) to refer to the representation on the wire, not in the
machine.  As written [representation in the machine] I agree completely.

 - Carl

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