[dojo-contributors] Re: Bootstrap Bloat documentation

Bill Keese bill at dojotoolkit.org
Sun Apr 9 20:57:33 EDT 2006


 > If the APIs have changed significantly then I think it's an indicator
 > that it's time to push and shake the tree.

What does that mean?  (especially the "push and shake" part)

Paul Sowden wrote:
> 
> On 10 Apr 2006, at 00:20, Alex Russell wrote:
> 
>> You know, a module like "dojo.backcompat" or something seems to make 
>> more and more sense to me.
> 
> Ug.  It would be better if we didn't deprecate so many functions.  I 
> think it's directly proportional to our QA process.  Investigating for 
> Dojo Core (aka Dojo-lite) the number of fluffy functions is far too 
> high.  Part of the reason there's bloat is because we have no discipline 
> when making APIs.  Once a function has been added the cost of removal is 
> very high, especially if it pushes through a release.
> 
> If the APIs have changed significantly then I think it's an indicator 
> that it's time to push and shake the tree.
> 
> --Paul Sowden
> 
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