Re: XS: Guidelines for the discussion

Subject: Re: XS: Guidelines for the discussion
From: lex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Alex Milowski)
Date: Sat, 24 May 1997 13:24:05 -0500 (CDT)
> I agree that Jade (and myself) shouldn't have any special status in the
> process.  But I also don't think there should be anything in the XS spec
> that isn't implemented in at least one implementation (preferably several)
> that is:
> - publicly available (preferably with source)
> - reasonably close to production quality in terms of performance (ie an
> implementation that  is unacceptably slow shouldn't count).
> While it's under development, I think the XS spec can move ahead of
> implementation, but I would be very uncomfortable if, when it is finalized,
> there is anything unimplemented in it.

Yes, absolutely.  I think we have enough DSSSL implementationg working or
in the works such that we can *explicitly* state this as part of our

> I can make a good guess about how hard something will be to implement, but
> without actually implementing it I can't be sure.  The only way to be really
> sure of ironing out all the bugs in a spec is to have it be implemented and
> used.

Yes, again, I agree.

As an aside, our DSSSL implementation is finally ready for a "beta" 
distribution.  We will have this ready very soon (early June).

R. Alexander Milowski   alex@xxxxxxxxxx
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