01/19/2017 (Thu) 21:25:09
is it really fair to compare LOC of linux(that runs on virtually anything relevent these days) to comfy days of PDP?
linux kernel code's quality VARIES.
For portion where linus himself and experienced devs invest most of their time tend to be high quality software with lots of technical gems.
It's just vendor specific parts where codes of rather questionable quality get introduced.
Small companies throwing in whatever crap that happens to compile and hipsters who wants title of 'linux developer' spoils community and ultimately, kernel itself.
Theo might be autist but at least he applies autism for better quality most of the time.
I'm not sure what's Linus' plan with kernel anymore...what is he trying to focus on with this dumpster fire.