[Bitcoin-development] JSON-RPC is BIP territory or not?
moon at justmoon.de
Sat Mar 3 13:44:45 UTC 2012
Since several independent clients (I know at least libcoin
to implement JSON-RPC APIs which are either a superset of the original
client's or have at least some compatible functions, I think you can
make a case for including JSON-RPC API calls within the domain of BIPs.
In this instance the BIP aims to create a common protocol between
different clients, miners, mining proxies and pools. That's a lot of
software, so standardization definitely seems like a good idea and I
can't think of a reason not to use the BIP process.
I have some comments on the content of the BIP, but since this thread is
more of a meta-discussion I'll wait until the BIP is officially proposed.
On 3/2/2012 7:51 PM, Amir Taaki wrote:
> I got sent this BIP:
> What is your opinion on this? Is it BIP related?
> It is a implementation-specific non-bitcoin-protocol proposal. My
> understanding of BIPs is that
> they apply across bitcoin implementations and largely focus on the
> most generic use-cases
> (like the URIs) and the protocol. Things which affect all clients, and
> allow the system to function
> as a united whole.
> That BIPs especially focus on the protocol, and that something like
> this is outside the mandate
> of the BIP process.
> For instance, we could imagine a future scenario. Bitcoin-Qt is
> currently based off bitcoind's
> codebase. However wumpus built the client in mind with an abstraction
> layer to enable multiple
> backends (a good design). In our hypothetical situation, there are 3
> different backend codebases
> using Bitcoin-Qt. I do not think a proposal to mandate a changing to
> Bitcoin-Qt's abstraction
> layer or a change in the UI placement would be appropriate BIP material.
> OTOH, many clients do need to make use of URIs and the BIP process is
> totally correct, as it
> standardises a behaviour which is needed for interoperability of the
> network and community.
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