Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

Daniel Hagerty hag at linnaean.org
Mon Nov 22 11:33:24 CST 2010


Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com> writes:

> I will add quad to -03 anyway. If you get a few +1 on hexquad, I am
> against adding that, as well.

    Quad is a standard term for "64 bit integer" in C/C++.  For
example:

$ grep -c quad /usr/src/sys/netinet6/*|awk -F: '{tot+=$2} END{print tot}'
171

    which is to say, the kame derived ipv6 stack on this machine uses
one of the *quad_t types 171 times.

    Ambiguating usages like "Take the least signifigant quad of that
ipv6 address" to mean either 16 bits or 64 bits, when it currently is
unamibigously 64 bits won't make the lives of C/C++ programmers
writing IPv6 code any easier.




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