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RE: Closing on NIM requirements
At 15:49 15.04.2000 -0700, Durham, David wrote:
>Methods seem to
>break repository models (which do not support them directly) as well as
>protocol models that strictly set/get or add/remove named data (eg. SNMP).
I'd claim the opposite argument: That the many
set-data-and-cause-magic-to-happen variables in SNMP MIBs proves that as a
modelling language, it suffers greatly from its decision to disallow
methods and stick only to data.
Set-data-and-poll-result-variable-until-its-value-changes is an RPC model,
just not an efficient one.
Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway