Re: [DNSOP] attrleaf

Paul Vixie <> Tue, 28 March 2017 17:46 UTC

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Dave Crocker wrote:
> There is already massive use of underscore names.
> Deep aesthetic pain notwithstanding, there hasn't been a groundswell of
> operational complaints that would be needed to reverse this many years
> and such widespread use of the convention.

i don't think it's wise to estimate damage by observed complain level.
if _ is now in world wide use for all kinds of stuff, you can still say
that SRV got it wrong, and that the recommended way to do this kind of
thing is different from what SRV did. you could also do what a lot of
operating system developers had to do about _ use with C, which is use
two underscores in the next design, whose use will be better policed.

P Vixie