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From Jesse McConnell <>
Subject Re: Twix and Snickers must go away...
Date Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:51:54 GMT
clearly the problem is that snickers and twix are not related in the
candy bar world close enough...

you need to rename them to almond joy and mounds because almond joy's
got nuts and mounds don't...


ya, good change :P


jesse mcconnell

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 09:36, 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

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