J-random reddit user praises Samba code :-).

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu May 8 11:58:06 MDT 2014

On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 07:48:07PM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 10:27:14AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > Just thought people would get a kick out
> > of this:
> > 
> > "Where do you find good code to read?"
> > 
> > http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/250ken/where_do_you_find_good_code_to_read/chco1nk
> > 
> > "The Samba project source code is well worth looking at. The programmers
> > have deep experience and skill. They are doing a hairy task (reverse engineered
> > file and print). In a hairy language (C). Yet the code is some of the cleanest
> > you'll see. It's even instructive what they decided not to code (such as punting
> > all of the packet parsing into a interface description language rather than
> > writing it by hand)."
> Are they looking at the same source code we are? ;-)

Shhhhh. Don't tell them about the secret code repository
with all the dirty hacks in we *actually* use to build the released binaries :-).

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