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.

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