Status Page Dll's --My Status :)

Gregory M. Turner gmturner007 at
Mon Jun 16 22:31:46 CDT 2003

On Monday 16 June 2003 08:54 am, Mike Hearn wrote:
> * cabinet.dll is much higher than 35% now, esp with Gregs latest
> patches. I can't really say how much, but perhaps more like 80%? Greg
> would have to say......

No way, I beg to differ.  Remember there's a whole encoding API that hasn't 
even been started yet.  Once I finish split cab's I'll recommend 60% or 
something, but not before -- a plurality of in-the-wild cabs are split, so 
the code I have submitted up 'til now is severely crippled until I do this 
final step.

Do we measure percent implemented or percent useful?  If the latter, maybe 
it's a different story.  But encoding is inherently harder to implement than 
decoding (there's a lot more "to do", and usually no single right answer, so 
you never know when you're done).  I own a nice book on compression, and I 
could do this code, but also I would be implementing from scratch instead of 
borrowing from others... so if these percents measure man-hours, we very well 
might be at more like 15%!

Even if we say FDI and FCI are equal, then I guess FDI comprises 40%, FCI 
comprises 40%, and the undocumented parts comprise 20%.  That would mean we 
will have 60% implemented, exactly the same as my guesstimate, pending 
completion of the FDI implementation.

Besides, I'm not sure if CVS has caught up with me yet.  Haven't checked for a 
little while, since I've been too busy tinkering to worry about merging...  

Whatever, it's just a number, but I have to respectfully disagree with 80%; 
Tom & I have had private communications about this, and he is up-to-speed.

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