From: Markus Mottl <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Stdlib regularity
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (skaller)
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 20:21:12 +0100 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <37FDFB68.880BA7E@maxtal.com.au> from "skaller" at Oct 9, 99 00:10:48 am
> I think this is a good idea, but I think that implementing
> extensions and new modules is relatively easy (in most cases)
> but deciding on the best interfaces is not.
Deciding on interfaces is probably the most important (and difficult)
problem in library design. Finding suitable (=intuitive) names for
functions alone can be a difficult task.
No sensible contributor would check in changes that effect the interface
without discussing this with other developers/contributors before. So if
there is a good means of communication (e.g. a specialized mailing list)
and if people adhere to strict rules concerning check-in, I am quite
convinced that this would work well.
-- Markus Mottl, email@example.com, http://miss.wu-wien.ac.at/~mottl
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