[BXXPwg] Extensible trailers

Graham Klyne gk-lists@dial.pipex.com
Sun, 17 Sep 2000 12:30:16 +0100


At 01:24 PM 9/16/00 -0700, Marshall Rose wrote:
>and, in comparing
>
> > trailer = *(directive CR LF) "END" CR LF
>
>with
>
> > trailer = "END" CR LF *(directive CR LF) CR LF
>
>one can probably argue that the latter is also slightly more elegant,
>although taste is a matter of choice.
>
>more importantly, i think there's neither much benefit nor bother to using
>the latter syntax.
>
>
>accordingly, i can't get too worked up about picking one over the other. so,
>let's go with the latter syntax and move on.
>
>any comments anyone?

I would comment that the latter has the advantage of leaving a door open 
for the possibility of non-counted frames for easier debugging.  Whatever 
happened to that suggestion anyway?

#g

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