[pacman-dev] [patch] testdb, reworked

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Mon Oct 15 17:29:15 EDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 03:10:15PM +0200, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm beginning to think that pacman was probably already a too complex project
> to start with, I always have to ask about how things should be done, and I'm
> very rarely able to come up with a patch I'm happy with.

well, pacman's code has a high quality i think. it has a homogenous
style, the indentation is clean, etc. i started c programming on linux
with MPlayer and.. well if you want to see ugly code then just have a
look at mplayer.c :-)

also - pacman is a small project. you can read it's full source during a
single afternoon. most projects has a much wider codebase and you have
to spent days just with reading the source

(for example i recently wanted to hack bitlbee and i had to realize that
i have to learn the whole glib event handling first.. - pacman does not
use any such complex external lib, another reason for choosing pacman as
your #1 c project :) )

- VMiklos
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