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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Twix and Snickers must go away...
Date Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:08:31 GMT
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> years ago, once upo a time, the red chaperon...
> well, when Alex started to work on ADS back in 2001, he knew about Snacc, an
> ASN.1 compiler in java. It was not ASL 2.0 compatible, so he wrote a version
> of the ASN.1 codec called Snickers (funny word game : Snacc/Snickers...) and
> compared the result he got with Snacc.
> So far, so good, we had a ASN/1 LDAP codec.
> Whe I arrived full of hope, energy and crazyness back in 2005, I started to
> write the version we are now using, and I followed the track started by
> Alex, so I named this ASN/1 codec 'twix'.
> Twix generated messages are used in the codec, and Snickers' ones are used
> inside the server. We have a class named TwixTransformer which does the
> translation from codec to server messages, and back.
> In 2010, when I look back in this code, I'm totally lost. I don't know which
> is used in the server, and which is used in the codec.
> I will rename all this crap, and Twix messages will become CodecMessage(s)
> and SnickersMessage(s) are now InternalMessage(s).
> It will be easier for everyone.
> Sidenote : even when funny, names are names : they are here to help you
> remind what is what. My toilet's bowl's name is 'bowl', not 'sink', for some
> obvious reasons.
> --
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny

+1 Let's get rid of all this stuff.

Alex Karasulu
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