[bitcoin-dev] [BIP Draft] Decentralized Improvement Proposals

Rusty Russell rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Sun Jan 3 23:31:26 UTC 2016


Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> writes:
> On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:22:59 PM Tomas wrote:
>> > The specification itself looks like an inefficient and bloaty reinvention
>> > of version bits.
>> 
>> The actual assignment of version bits isn't clear from the
>> specification. Are you saying that any implementation that wants to
>> propose a change is encouraged to pick a free version bit and use it?
>
> That should probably be clarified in the BIP, I agree. Perhaps it ought to be 
> assigned the same as BIP numbers themselves, by the BIP editor? (Although as a 
> limited resource, maybe that's not the best solution.)

I thought about it, but it's subject to change.  Frankly, the number of
deployed forks is low enough that they can sort it out themselves.  If
we need something more robust, I'm happy to fill that role.

Cheers,
Rusty.



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