[erlang-questions] gen_tcp question

Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB) <>
Thu Sep 14 14:53:10 CEST 2006


I'm not interested in what is actually does -
I'm interested in what it's supposed to do.

The documentation is supposed to tell you what the program is supposed
to do
and I suppose that it is reasonable to suppose that people are supposed
to
send error messages if they suppose that the program does not
do what might be supposed from the documentation.

<I'm almost proud of that sentence>

/Joe


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Hinde [mailto:] 
> Sent: den 14 september 2006 14:46
> To: Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)
> Cc: ; 
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] gen_tcp question
> 
> 
> On 14 Sep 2006, at 13:33, Joe Armstrong ((TN/EAB)) wrote:
> 
> >
> > It might well be that it
> >
> >    ... "seemed to do the right thing" ...
> 
> Well, It did the right thing consistently for some years with 
> messages much larger that can be carried in a single LAN packet.  
> Personally I would take that as greater proof than reading it 
> in the documentation.
> 
> Others of a different persuasion would believe that if it was 
> not written in the documentation then I had in fact created a 
> timebomb guaranteed to fail at the worst possible moment in 
> the future !
> 
> Only Ericsson can make any documented guarantees about the 
> default system, not even Tony can provide anything other that 
> a statement of his intent when he wrote it.
> 
> 
> Sean
> 
> 




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