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Re: [Ledger] An attempt to clean up the protocol architecture

From: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:58:20 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFwScO-rPF+P1Hit9LGOyKOgY9QweXiL1e9-_9ty=wA=V3siJA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: Ben Sharafian <sharafian@ripple.com>, Evan Schwartz <evan@ripple.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>, Interledger Mailing List - IETF <ledger@ietf.org>
On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
> Because that's not how you build a protocol stack. A protocol stack is not
> defined through interfaces. It's defined through layers of data where each
> layer has a standard packet format with headers carrying data for that
> layer and encapsulates the data of layer(s) above in the payload.

 Also: defining a protocol stack informs the design of more robust and
maintainable interfaces. That is, interfaces designed to an explicit
protocol stack are more maintainable and robust than interfaces designed
without one.

Hoping my generalities are useful

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