On 28 February 2012 16:41, BGB <cr88...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> - 1 order of magnitude is gained by removing feature creep. I agree >> feature creep can be important. But I also believe most feature >> belong to a long tail, where each is needed by a minority of users. >> It does matter, but if the rest of the system is small enough, >> adding the few features you need isn't so difficult any more. >> > > this could help some, but isn't likely to result in an order of magnitude.
Example: in Linux 3.0.0, which has many drivers (and Linux is often cited as being "mostly drivers"), actually counting the code reveals about 55-60% in drivers (depending how you count). So that even with only one hardware configuration, you'd save less than 50% of the code size, i.e. a factor of 2 at very best. -- http://rrt.sc3d.org _______________________________________________ fonc mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://vpri.org/mailman/listinfo/fonc