[riot-devel] ns3 question about global variable in RIOT

Emmanuel Baccelli Emmanuel.Baccelli at inria.fr
Fri Feb 28 13:42:54 CET 2014


Hi Daniel
Le 28 févr. 2014 11:15, "Daniel Camara" <danielcamara at gmail.com> a écrit :
>
> Hi Emanuel,
>
>   Don't get me wrong, I am not judging, complaining, or something like
that, just stating the fact that we have two VERY distinct clients here,
just that! Even though this obvious for me, it needs to be clear to all.
Well, I guess, even if the only clients were RIOT developers, it would
already worth the effort... not that cool, we could do better, but probably
would already pay the price.... and the ways to implement the adaptation
could be highly dependent on it.
>
>  So yes I agree with you, we need to focus on hows, but I also partially
disagree because this specific point may impact the way the adaptation will
be made. If you decide the public is just the RIOT development team... and
you don't care for the second class of users (what is completely fair),
more "home made" and code dependent options could be considered.... , for
example, we wouldn't need something that is fairly independent of versions
of ns-3.  You could fix your code over, lets say,  version 19 and that is
it would be more than enough for you.
>
>  Once more, don't get me wrong! Not judging, just trying to understand :).
>

Ok, I think I get your point. In short: within or without the ns-3 context,
RIOT's goal is to provide a platform that (distributed) IoT application
developers can build upon. So we do not only aim at the RIOT devel crowd
and we do care a lot about other users ;)

So what is the impact of this on the "how" to port RIOT on ns-3, in more
details? In particular, we do need to be as independent of ns-3 versions as
possible, in my opinion.

Cheers

Emmanuel
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