On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 05:32:40PM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> I expect to end up with a multi-level system, where you can use anything from
> a DNS name (guaranteed to contain dots) through author IDs (no dots) to
> blessed top-level names for universally acclaimed modules, for some definition
> of universal.  Plus the technological fix of aliasing, as several of you have
> discussed.  Basically, we name interfaces at a more abstract level than we
> do implementations.  Devil in the details, as usual...

Sounds good. Just try to not have it turn into X.400 addressing and we'll
be fine (or was that X.500... which one was the funky LDAP-like ugly-as-sin
thing the Europeans (i.e. ISO) tried to pretend was better than
Internet-style addressing because it allowed you to route mail based on how
much fiber the recipient had in their diet?)

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