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Dan Sugalski
August 30, 2000 11:27
Re: Proposed RFC for matrix indexing and slicing
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At 02:05 PM 8/30/00 -0400, Karl Glazebrook wrote:
>Christian Soeller wrote:
> > What Karl was trying to get at is a suggestion to have one RFC on
> > indexing instead of three competing ones, for example. The current
> > approach seems to be make a new RFC always (regardless what is there
> > already). The other approach would be to take existing ones and rewrite
> > them heavily.
> >
> >   Christian
>Yes. And for the record I alsothink the current approach of lets generate
>ten million RFCs and Uncle Larry knows best is nuts. There are already
>too many RFCs on this topic alone to grasp coherently.

Better a half-dozen reasonably coherent but overlapping RFCs than one big 
one that never gets finished because nobody can agree, or that turns into a 
bloated monstrosity that needs paring down to make reasonable, or that 
ultimately goes in a direction that doesn't get implemented because it 
doesn't mesh with the other things that are going on.

There's more than one way to design and present a set of ideas. No reason 
there shouldn't be a number of RFCs for that set.


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