The Computerate Specifying Paradigm
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Network Working Group                                  M. Petit-Huguenin
Internet-Draft                                    Impedance Mismatch LLC
Intended status: Experimental                         September 12, 2020
Expires: March 16, 2021

                  The Computerate Specifying Paradigm
             draft-petithuguenin-computerate-specifying-04

Abstract

   This document specifies a paradigm named Computerate Specifying,
   designed to simultaneously document and formally specify
   communication protocols.  This paradigm can be applied to any
   document produced by any Standard Developing Organization (SDO), but
   this document targets specifically documents produced by the IETF.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Private Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Private Specifications for New Documents  . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Private Specifications for Existing Documents . . . . . .  10
   5.  Self-Contained Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.1.  PDU Descriptions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       5.1.1.  PDU Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.1.2.  Calculations from PDU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       5.1.3.  PDU Representations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.2.  State Machines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.3.  Proofs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       5.3.1.  Wire Type vs Abstract Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       5.3.2.  Data Format Conversion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       5.3.3.  Postel's Law  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       5.3.4.  Implementability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       5.3.5.  Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       5.3.6.  Liveness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   6.  Importing Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     6.1.  Common Modules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
       6.1.1.  Generating AsciiDoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
       6.1.2.  Common Data Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       6.1.3.  Calculations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       6.1.4.  Typed Petri Nets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
       6.1.5.  Representations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
         6.1.5.1.  Bit Diagrams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
         6.1.5.2.  Message Sequence Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     6.2.  Packages for Meta-Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
       6.2.1.  Augmented BNF (ABNF)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
       6.2.2.  Augmented Packet Header Diagrams (APHD) . . . . . . .  42
       6.2.3.  Cosmogol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
     6.3.  Packages for Protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
       6.3.1.  Type Transformations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
       6.3.2.  Extended Registries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   7.  Exporting Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  50
     7.1.  Standard Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  50
     7.2.  Transclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52
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