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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH 2.8.4dev.18] GridText.c cleanup

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH 2.8.4dev.18] GridText.c cleanup
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 06:51:21 -0500 (EST)

> This patch does not add any new functionality.  All I did was I went
> through more than 1000 lines of extremely badly written obfuscated C code
> worthy of a first year CS student...
> I managed to remove more than 1/3 of this code, unobfuscate most of
> the algorithms I could understand, remove unused structure members,
> remove duplicate code chunks, remove duplicate logic, introduce
> properly named tmp variables, etc etc etc.  But this is the only a
> small fraction of GridText.c, and this file is only a small fraction
> of lynx...  Of all the useful software I have seen, lynx definitely
> has the worst source code...
> The patch takes around 66K, so I hesitate to include it here.  It is
> on

I'll look into it after the problems with NEXT_DOC are resolved, and we've
gotten some feedback on TRST (I found a 4th bug yesterday -- overlapping

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden> <address@hidden>

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