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Whine of the moment

2008-12-15 19:58:08.975714+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Ahh, the joys of embedded Linux programming: Someone has already written a library that does almost exactly, but not quite, what you want to do, and the constant risk evaluation is "is it going to take me longer to re-implement this, or to figure out why this doesn't work?"

And nothing is ever compile and go.

[ related topics: Free Software Open Source Software Engineering Embedded Devices - Linux ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-15 20:20:11.097791+00 by: Mars Saxman

This is true of my experience with Linux in general.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-15 20:28:48.265698+00 by: Jack William Bell

You forgot to mention: Which doesn't work quite how you thought it did and/or how it was documented. And now that you do know how it works and realize it will require you to re-implement some significant part of your code to use it properly, you must decide if you have already invested too much time in it to stop now.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-15 22:08:07.940211+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I guess that's the advantage of Windows: You know going in that you'll either have to re-implement anything you care about, or it'll work but have all of the polish of a 1983 Applesoft BASIC app that crashes when you give in unexpected input (ie: .NET Forms).