[Bitcoin-development] "Bitcoin Protocol Guide"
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Tue Jul 15 03:34:42 UTC 2014
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:26:19 +0200
From: Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net>
Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin Protocol Specification
To: Krzysztof Okupski <k.okupski at googlemail.com>
Cc: Bitcoin Dev <bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net>
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Nice work, but please don't call it the "Bitcoin protocol spec". Your
document is not a spec. It is an attempt to describe in English the Bitcoin
protocol, but anyone who implemented it based on your description would get
it wrong. For example you didn't mention the SIGHASH_SINGLE bug and many
other important areas like the difficulty transitions are also left
As a loose description of the protocol for newbies it's an invaluable
resource and perhaps we should link to it from the developer guide. As
something that claims to be a specification it is quite possibly dangerous
- the only spec that matters is the C++ original.
What C++ original might that be? Version 0.1.0? 0.9.x? 0.8.6? And what parts of which version?
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