> On 27 May 2015, at 01:59, Luis Bernardo <lmpmberna...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Luis

> In my view any code that does more becomes more complex, not less 
> comprehensible. The same happens with FOP.

Very true, indeed. I recall having argued that same point on this list in the 
"Doing more with less" is, IMO, executive lingo that is almost always meant to 
hide some uglier truths... ;)

It is more a matter of making sure that new code that gets added will follow 
the "right" path, if you will (whatever that may mean). No criticism there. 
After all, I *was* part of the team for years, so know full well to what extent 
time and resource constraints have influenced some of those decisions.

> If you want to rewrite the layout engine and do it with less code then go for 
> it. You will get a +1 from me.

OK, good to know.

Just to be clear: it is not so much a 'rewrite' as it is optimising or 
streamlining what is already there, and it remains to be seen whether it will 
literally lead to 'less' code, since it would require introduction of a few new 
interfaces/classes. Overall, I would expect the total LOC to go up, slightly, 
but I have not yet finished so cannot say anything for sure there at this point.




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