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making a display hint RECOMMENDED in non-enum TCs
On Sat, 5 Jul 2003, C. M. Heard wrote:
CMH> On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Juergen Schoenwaelder wrote:
CMH> JS> e) I recently came around the question whether numbered
CMH> JS> objects which are not enumerations should always have
CMH> JS> a display hint. So far, I always assumed that
CMH> JS> implementations would use "d" as a default but that
CMH> JS> is not required by the SMIv2. So by putting in an
CMH> JS> explicit display hint, MIB authors give a clearer hint.
CMH> Do you want the to say that a DISPLAY-HINT clause is
CMH> RECOMMENDED? I am neutral on this, and request further
CMH> input from the other MIB doctors. I'm happy to document
CMH> the consensus, I just want to hear what it is.
On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Wijnen, Bert (Bert) replied:
BW> I am neutral on this. I prefer defaults to be spelled out (there
BW> are so many defaults to remember in life), but would hate to see
BW> another CLR.
Unless there is strong support for putting this in (and a concrete
suggestion both for the text and where to put it), I intend to leave
this out. I think we have enough rules to enforce as it is.