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Re: [Lynx-dev] using fresher libwww?

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] using fresher libwww?
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 12:59:12 -0700

Thomas Dickey wrote:

> I probably don't have time (recall that I maintain several programs).
> But to show what you're asking, I did did a quick diff between the two, 
> and see that the newer libwww is essentially unrelated to the older 
> (except superficially).
> The new code is about 87kloc:
>   87457 21501?+>  total lines/statements
> while the old is more than 2/3 that:
>   59934 18202?*>  total lines/statements
> and the _change_ from old/to is 80kloc's:
>   269 files changed, 80637 insertions(+), 39586 deletions(-)
> (that's after indenting the new code to the same scheme, etc).
> On a merge of that type, progress doesn't go fast - figure about a years's 
> work (for one person, working full time).

Don't forget the 5+ years of restabilizing its only real user (Lynx)
after the merge...


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