Ämne:RE: SV: [dcdev] Anyone still alive?
Från:Gustaf Räntilä <[email protected]>
Till:"'Todd Pederzani'" <[email protected]>, "'Direct Connect developers'" <[email protected]>
Yeah, and as I said, case insensitivity matching isn't something that is to be done too often anyway, so for it being to complex for the implementations is a weak argument I think.Isn't it still valid, if you want to enable people to write hubs with a spare afternoon? Or to keep the code simple and portable, not dependent upon iconv or... whatever?
Yeah, validity indeed but weak as I said, since the result of the protocol shouldn't have much to do with whether an application can be finished within a day or a week. Simplicity and portability... Well yeah, that's probably important *trying to figure out a sound reason for it*... I'd say the dependence on an xml-parser (and why not zlib/bzip2 etc) is reason enough to focus on usability and not simplicity in a sense that makes no sense, unless you're trying to build a hub for a hand held device, like a palm pilot. Read my humble arrogance correctly, I just don't fancy this so over-emphasized issue of super-simplicity. Win32 doesn't need iconv for this issue, even though iconv - as an example - is widely portable. To me, speed issues and Reasonable simplicity are the only really sound ones. And if hubs need to check nick for every mc/pm, and that massively stresses the hubs, and that is reason for case sensitivity, then fine... But then again, last-case-caching shouldn't be too much to ask for, but I dunno, I won't write any hubsoft, I'm just raising the question before protocol gets 'stable' ;) Opera PS / Thanks ender for the explanation / DS-- DC Developers mailinglist http://3jane.ashpool.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcdev