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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Features command for arch

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Features command for arch
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 21:36:06 +0100
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On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 04:22:53PM -0400, James Blackwell wrote:
> >                                                     Who shall be the
> > arbitrator of "feature names"? 
> I don't think there will be much need for an arbitrator, but I suppose
> that if a controversial name comes up, it can be discussed.

This one is a problem I regularly have to face with IRC. The solution
is simple:

Make up any old name that you like.

If you later discover that this name is a collision, make up a second
name and provide that as well.

This approach wins out of sheer simplicity. It's "good enough"; these
'features' are only really hints in the first place.

[On general principle these things can never be destructive problems -
there will never be interface changes which could cause the
incompatible client to behave destructively. So it's just a regular
bug when it goes wrong and can be fixed in the same manner].

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