Kernel Documentation Fantasy
Posted Nov 26, 2003 15:01 UTC (Wed) by utoddl
Parent article: Review: Linux Kernel Development
Sometimes in my total geek daydreaming fantasy while I'm waiting for the next article to be posted to lwn.net, I imagine the whole Linux kernel converted to a literate programming resource in the spirit of Donald Knuth's The TeX Book, a complete CWEB conversion with coherent prose describing every line of the kernel in a way that can be read front to back like a book, or preprocessed and compiled into a working kernel. Then I imagine the bank of disk drives it would take to hold it all, and the power requirements, and how much cooling, etc., and I snap out of it again, and there's another lwn.net article posted just in time...
You probably didn't want to know all this. :-)
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