RI or written spec?

Lars T Hansen lth at acm.org
Thu Mar 6 13:23:11 PST 2008

The spec is normative.  The RI is informative.  (It will presumably
have to commit to some things that the spec need not commit to, even
if its something as relatively trivial as the precise workings of the
random number generator.)


On 3/6/08, Michael O'Brien <mob at mbedthis.com> wrote:
> Is the RI informative or normative?
>  When the spec is actually published, will the written word take
>  precedence, albeit with code fragments from the RI textually included or
>  will the RI itself be the ultimate arbiter?
>  Mob

More information about the Es4-discuss mailing list