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I like your comments! And ASN.2 may not be the right descendent. In the present
climate "Abstractions" or just "the A notation" might be better!
But as you say, many brain cycles could be consumed on the name!
Now, am I a pioneer, rancher or cowboy or dude? I am sure I was a pioneer in
the 1980s (it is easy to recognise that in retrospect). But it is hard to
pretend to be so today (age 60+!). But a rancher - that is for the tool vendors
- not me. A cowboy - at least in the UK, that has VERY negative connotations!
It means a con-merchant. I hope I am not that. A dude - I guess that has even
worse publicity, as a simpleton that understands nothing - but I do seem to get
involved in selling - good ideas still seem to need to be sold! Maybe I *am* a
dude, but I hope I am not a simpleton.
*** (I suggest that no-one replies to this thread - it is not useful!) ***
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> For every feature of SGML that was taken out of XML,
> there was an existing application that used it. If
> you go down this path, you may be required to consume
> the parent language. XML killed SGML. ASN.2 may be
> required to do the same. If so, start the debate on
> the new name now as that debate will consume a lot
> of cycles later.
> Then you can consider the parent language the pioneering
> effort that secured your future just as SGML/HyTime/DSSSL
> secured the future of XML and other markup systems to come.
> There is nothing wrong with profiting twice from one technology
> if you are certain that profit comes of improvements and the
> enabling of larger markets. Pioneers secure the future;
> ranchers develop it; cowboys work it; dudes sell it. Pick a role.
> From: John Larmouth [mailto:email@example.com]
> Suggestions for an ASN.2 that is a cut-down, basic, ASN.1 abound. But the
> problem is that for every feature you look at, there are real
> out there that use it!
Prof John Larmouth
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