dfaure at trolltech.com
Mon Sep 18 13:35:29 EEST 2006
On Monday 04 September 2006 17:10, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Again here I think the solution is code, not specs.
This hasn't been true for e.g. the Trash specification. That one is a spec, not code,
which allows compatibility between two different desktops implementations.
For integration with the rest of the desktop functionality (e.g. kioslaves in kde),
it was much better to do it that way, i.e. to share a spec but not code. Coding is
easy once we know what we want to code :)
Specs don't only exist for being "forced" onto people. They also exist to lay down clear
rules for interoperability. But I'm not pushing for "very formal" specs either, I'm a pragmatist too.
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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