[ee122] Persistent Connections

Daniel Killebrew dank at eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 30 04:20:05 PDT 2007

As far as this particular case of having dashes in a hostname, I won't 
be testing to see if your client reports that as an invalid hostname, so 
go ahead and support it if you want to.

Of course in general, guessing how I'm going to autograde your projects 
is a risky business :)


vern at EECS.Berkeley.EDU wrote:
>> You might find ways to make your client "better" but if
>> it goes against the specs, then it'll be "wrong", even if it is
>> "better".
> I didn't discuss this in lecture, but specs are often written with language
> indicating which elements are strictly required; required as a minimum;
> prohibited; or such.  Allowing for '-', if documented as an extension,
> strikes me as reasonable (where the spec describing hostnames is of the
> "required as a minimum form").  I don't see how this would complicate
> testing of the implementation.  That said, Daniel should have the final
> word on whether such an addition will mess things up, as he's the one who
> has to correctly automate the grading of all 75+ projects.
> 		Vern
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