[Standards] long specs

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 17:00:18 UTC 2012


On 15 February 2012 16:39, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> On Wed Feb 15 16:38:27 2012, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>
>> > a) I'd like to be able to have "stable" and "working" copies of the
>> > same spec, particularly for major revisions like XEP-0045 is
>> > currently going through.
>>
>> I think this is a matter of best practices for how the spec authors
>> work, i.e., placing interim versions in a source control branch.
>>
>>
> There are informal methods for handling this, yes - I think we'd benefit
> from formal ones.
>

I'm not overly keen on this. Could you describe a bit more what a
world where we implement this looks like? Multiple live versions of
the same spec seems... a step in the wrong direction.

Regards,
Matthew



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