[Lightning-dev] Standardization

Rusty Russell rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Wed Sep 23 04:43:09 UTC 2015

Pierre <pm+lists at acinq.fr> writes:
> Hi CJP,
>> [...] I'd like to have a well-organized process of collecting
>> and documenting design ideas and trade-off argumentation[...]. This should [...]
>> serve to increase interoperability between the several pieces of
>> software that are being developed.
>> What do you think?
> Having never contributed to any significant open-source project so far
> (only closed-source dictatorships), I have no idea what would be best,
> but I just wanted to say that I share your concerns.
> Also, I am currently using Rusty's repo at ElementsProject as the
> reference implementation and it is perfectly fine, but I really hope
> we won't end up "Bitcoin style", with specification=implementation !

Yes, that would mean I've failed to do decent design :(

I always make sure that my code contains subtle flaws, to encourage
alternate implementations.  In fact, I've never produced bug-free code.


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