Re: [hybi] WAMP RFC Draft Critique

Emile Cormier <> Mon, 05 October 2015 13:28 UTC

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In case it matters, I should disclose to the mailing list that I'm the
author of CppWAMP, a C++ WAMP client implementation:

On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 12:33 AM, Emile Cormier <>

> First, let me say that I am very happy to see WAMP being drafted as an
> IETF RFC. We at Butterfly Energy Systems are currently using WAMP as the
> backbone for an upcoming building automation system. The integration of
> PubSub and RPC within the same protocol works beautifully for a system that
> needs to perform both monitoring and control. The language-agnostic nature
> of WAMP allows us to use Javascript on the web front-end, while being able
> to use C++ on the backend, all without having to write a "middleman" web
> server app.
> I started reviewing the WAMP RFC draft. I wanted to be able to add
> comments to the text, annotate changes for fixing spelling/grammar, and
> annotate changes for improving the English prose. My proposed changes are
> too numerous to be done via email on a mailing list. I figured the best way
> to proceed was to simply annotate changes in my own GitHub fork of the WAMP
> RFC. If there is a better workflow for collaboration on the same Markdown
> document, please let me know.
> So far, I've only had the chance to review up to the Design Philosophy
> section. Please see
> I'll try to complete my review during the next few weeks.
> I used strikethrough wherever I made edits. I also used blockquotes as a
> way to insert my comments.
> If most of my proposed changes are acceptable, then I can submit a pull
> request that would be more easily mergeable. We can use the Review Comments
> feature of GitHub's pull request to discuss my proposed edits. While
> merging, Tobias/Alex can pick and choose which edits they want to keep and
> those they prefer to reject. We can post links to the pull requests on this
> mailing list to keep everyone informed.
> Please let me know if this way of proceeding is sensible, or if there is a
> better way.
> Cheers,
> Emile Cormier