Who wrote 2.6.20?
Posted Mar 1, 2007 21:00 UTC (Thu) by jboorn
In reply to: Who wrote 2.6.20?
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So what. You can write reallly slow naive brute force code for some problem with 300 lines. Or you can you use a fancy complicated algorithm that takes 1000 lines of code, but is much faster.
In this case the code is for the same project and I think using lines of code with in a project is good enough for the analysis sought here.
It is a bit annoying to see the same argument about lines of code count come up that is pointless. Sure it is possible to find examples of code that is smaller and as efficient (or more efficient) than a given larger implementation. But, that does not exclude the existence of larger code that is more desirable for a given project based on a meteric other than executable size.
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