[netmod] submodules the hidden benefits

tom petch <ietfc@btconnect.com> Wed, 05 August 2020 16:20 UTC

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From: tom petch <ietfc@btconnect.com>
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Subject: [netmod] submodules the hidden benefits
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Looking at an I-D with endless submodules, I am left thinking

Costs

greater in size
more complex to understand
harder to review
more likely to have undetected errors

Benefits



What am I missing?  I have only ever seen one such module in the IETF that I can recall and it is draft-ietf-idr-bgp-model and AFAICT it would be smaller, simpler, easier to understand if it were done with grouping instead of submodule.

Tom Petch