[cddlm] CDL specification
steve_loughran at hpl.hp.com
Thu Feb 24 04:15:15 CST 2005
Paul Anderson wrote:
>>I really appreciate your efforts in maintaining this discussion, it
>>brings a lot of value to the whole process! We have discussed your
>>comments in the regular meeting this morning. You may hear from others,
>>but here is my perspective. .........
> Many thanks for the response Dejan. This is pretty much what I had
> expected - I do understand the pragmatic reasons behind these
> decisions, but perhaps I can just summarise my concerns ..
> 1) If people are expected to make independent implementations of a
> langauge, they are much more likely to work correctly if the
> the language is defined by a written semantics, rather then by
> a reference implementation where people have to guess the
> significant parts of the semantics by reading someone else's
> code (for example, "does the order of these elements matter"?)
I also plan to have all the tests for my impl up on sourceforge for
anyone to run their system against. That is, as well as a specification
of behaviour, we will have tests.
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