[Ffmpeg-devel] One fascinating read

Oded Shimon ods15
Thu Apr 27 06:55:28 CEST 2006

On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 10:32:31PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> Precisely. Actually from my experience, much much more of the bloat in
> glibc comes from the GNU extensions than from supporting multiple
> systems. Many of these extensions were simple and easy to add when
> they were first added, but then grew into horrible beasts over time
> due to interaction with other extensions or with new requirements
> (such as multibyte characters and locale) -- the whole "exponential"
> complexity thing Drepper described, although in a different context,
> and I somehow question where his "exponential" figure came from since
> it sounds polynomial to me...

Prbably from ESR's "unix programming" book, he mentiones there that for 
ex. N option flags, means 2^N combinations, and that much to test..

- ods15

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