Re: [rfc-i] draft-kuehlewind-update-tag/

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Thu, 26 March 2020 17:27 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:25:52 -0700
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To: Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com>
Subject: Re: [rfc-i] draft-kuehlewind-update-tag/
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On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:03 AM Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> wrote:

> On Mar 26, 2020, at 12:53 PM, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> wrote:
>
> - Stop using Updates or any other such metadata entirely
> - Replace Updates with "See Also" and have it explicitly have no semantics
> at all
>
>
> Another solution that would work: stop publishing RFCs.  :)
>

> I really don’t see what the objection to this is.  If it works, we win.
> If it doesn’t work, I don’t think we’re any worse off.  You assume that
> having three types will triple the rehashing, but there’s no real
> justification for that assumption. Does a hash table make things slower?
> This is sort of analogous: instead of one bucket, you have multiple
> buckets, each with a clearly defined meaning.  Even if it doesn’t
> dramatically improve things, it probably won’t make them significantly
> worse.
>

As I said in my initial mail, the first rule of holes is "stop digging".

-Ekr


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