[linux-dvb] How to measure API "goodness"?

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 03:13:20 CEST 2008


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 1:05 AM, Johannes Stezenbach <js at linuxtv.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 01:40:03PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Andy Walls <awalls at radix.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > What are the attributes to measure for comparing APIs or API proposals?
>>
>> Well said, but can the goodness of an API even be measured ?
>
> Yeah, it seems much easier to measure the badness ;-)
> http://www.osnews.com/images/comics/wtfm.jpg


asking linuxtv people about the goodness of code is as good as asking
the worst people who don't know about code how to write proper code.
The one who writes one driver, and rewrites that one hundred times
will probably be the best one to ask such a question.

Markus



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