layering specs

Walter Underwood wunder at
Mon Feb 22 18:33:01 GMT 1999

At 07:13 PM 2/21/99 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>If anyone thinks layering specs and layering processing is a good or bad
>idea, please let me know.

Be sure to read RFC 817, "Modularity and Efficiency in Protocol
Implementation". The short, short version of that paper is
that layering in specs helps clarity and that layering in 
implementation hurts speed.

There are many copies around, here is a pretty one:


Walter R. Underwood
wunder at
wunder at (home) (my product)

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