[Haskell-cafe] What is the best way to understand large programs?
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jan 30 19:52:14 EST 2007
> Hello Stefan,
> Monday, January 29, 2007, 1:59:22 AM, you wrote:
> > Note: I *have* managed to pretty thourougly understand lambdabot, but
> > it took a while, wasn't particularly easy, and anyway
> > lambdabot's dependency groups are quite small compared to eg
> > lambdabot's. I'm hoping to make things easier for myself.
> imho, the problem is common for any language and it's just because
> most of programmers don't like to write comments. in my own program,
> comments/code ratio is about 1:1 and i, after 2 years of development,
> still understand it's every line :) just compare yi and lambdadot
> with two best commented libs i've seen - base and MissingH
I had to go and check this!
Lambdabot: TOTAL: 14263 5063
Yi: TOTAL: 3314 3270
Data.ByteString: TOTAL: 3255 3135
Data.Binary: TOTAL: 782 849
hmp3: TOTAL: 2351 2236
base: TOTAL: 43513 29009
MissingH: TOTAL: 6492 2017
Lambdabot wasn't commented at all until about 2 years ago! It's had a
Not sure what this all means.
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