[ros-dev] Re: Undocumented APIs

Nate DeSimone desimn at rpi.edu
Wed Feb 1 17:40:45 CET 2006

>  Following from that, Steven's proposition sounds a lot better than 
> Casper's, and it is one I can agree with. If there is no 
> documentation, make some, by having someone disassemble it and 
> document his/her findings in a file outlining the API. This was the 
> whole "working in pairs" thing we agreed upon in the meeting.
I personally think that worded that way, the amendment is redundant 
since it simply restates that you must to clean room reverse 
engineering.  All it amounts to is a clarification that the clean room 
approach must also be taken for undocumented APIs, so in effect what is 
the point of adding this in the first place?  The only reason to add 
this is to prevent misinterpretation of "clean room reverse engineer."

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