[dojo-contributors] Prototype-al simplicity
paul at idontsmoke.co.uk
Thu Apr 6 23:47:50 EDT 2006
On 7 Apr 2006, at 04:09, Bill Keese wrote:
> Paul - I agree completely w/what you wrote, and thanks for doing
> that research, especially the part about our version of prototype
> somehow ending up 2-4 times bigger.
I'm so glad that we're on the same page.
> How come it's so much bigger? My guess is that it's NOT because
> "too many modules are being pulled in", but rather something more
> fundamental. Not sure what though.
OK, so this is my thinking; the first step is to put all the chosen
modules under a microscope to answer exactly that question. The APIs
will all need to be critically examined and a "spec" for the core
dojo-lite agreed upon. Hopefully while this is happening work on 0.3
will progress and if possible we can deprecate APIs before 0.3 so
that we can remove by 0.4, although I certainly wouldn't want to
block 0.3 on this.
I really hope that I can kick start the auditing very soon. It looks
like James and Neil are doing a fantastic job with the bootstrap code
so I'd like to start a similar process on the library code.
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