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Re: Improving QOM documentation [Was: Re: Making QEMU easier for managem

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Improving QOM documentation [Was: Re: Making QEMU easier for management tools and applications]
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:28:10 +0100
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On 31/01/20 16:37, Christophe de Dinechin wrote:
>> On 31 Jan 2020, at 08:46, Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 31/01/20 07:11, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>>> May I present you Armbru's Comment Trust Levels:
>>> ACTL2: The comment may be overly terse or incomplete, but the
>>> probability for it to be outright wrong is low.
>>> ACTL1: Treat as helpful guidance (with gratitude), but trust only the
>>> code.
>>> ACTL0: It is a tale Told by an idiot[**], full of sound and fury,
>>> Signifying nothing.
>>> Most comments in decently maintained code are at ACTL1.
>>> Around the time initial QOM development solidified, object.h's comments
>>> were ACTL2.  The neglect that is now clearly visible there makes me
>>> downgrade to ACTL1.
>>> Paolo will have a more informed and possibly different opinion.
>> I think around initial development it was ACTL3, now it's around 1.8.
> Interestingly, the initial doc suggested ACTL to be an whole value between
> 0 and 2. Now it’s fractional and value 3 has a meaning you can guess
> to be “above 2”…

I won't say if this was accidental or not. :

> How fast this happened tells you everything you need to know about
> documentation/specifications and actual implementations :-)

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