Posted Jun 23, 2011 17:20 UTC (Thu) by pflugstad (subscriber, #224)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
Dan Williams whole blog entry is priceless, and contains what I would have put in a QoTW:
> WMC is just another binary protocol; essentially encoding structs on the wire but with a bunch of stupid at the front and some idiot at the end.
Man, I wish I had a nickle for everytime I'd run into some idiot protocol like this. Makes me think that the real reason why embedded companies don't want to publish specs on their super-duper special proprietary protocols (or drivers, or whatever) is that they don't want to be embarrassed.
The sad part is that I've seen my own company do silly things like, because they think there's some kind proprietary advantage to it. Sigh...