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Re: Integer32 vs. INTEGER
> From: "David T. Perkins" <email@example.com>
> To: "Andy Bierman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:26 AM
> Subject: Re: Integer32 vs. INTEGER
> I'd ask a more fundamental set of questions, which are:
> 1) why even allow INTEGER?
> 2) why not have type "Enum"
> With these in place, the MIB module language would be easier to
> understand. But oh, I forgot, "we" thought it would be too much
> work when converting from the SMIv1 format to the SMIv2 format
> to require that.
There's also that pesky detail that ASN.1 has an enumeration
type built in, but its tag is distinct from INTEGER. (That Counter32
should get a tag of its own while the native ASN.1 enumeration
type is not used at all simply boggles the mind.)