[tor-dev] Dusting off dir-spec.txt

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Tue Jan 7 08:44:39 UTC 2014

On 1/6/14 7:58 PM, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 2:56 AM, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:
>> [Re-sending, because my first attempt apparently got lost somewhere.
>> Apologies if gets found and this is now a duplicate.]
>> Hi devs, hi dir-spec.txt authors,
>> when I reviewed the open proposals related to the directory protocol, I
>> wondered how to integrate the proposed changes into dir-spec.txt.
> Oops; I missed this sentence, and should send a quick reminder: we
> don't actually integrate proposals into the specs until after the code
> is merged. (See proposal 001-process.txt) We learned this lesson from
> the bad old days when our specifications were a mix of reality and
> aspiration.
> I figure that you probably knew this, but just in case, I should
> probably stop you from wasting time on merging unimplemented
> proposals.

Sure.  That's what I meant: *after* proposals are implemented.  But
thanks for pointing it out!

All the best,

> (To clarify: Nothing I've said in this email means we *shouldn't*
> update dir-spec.txt for readability and maintainability.)
> peace,

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