No GnuPG library for now

Greg KH greg at
Thu Oct 19 14:46:27 CEST 2000

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 02:17:32PM -0500, Frank Tobin wrote:
> Interfaces are always frozen if you design well at the beginning.

Thanks, this had been a rough day.  Thanks for the laugh.

> > > * List all functionality in the system
> > > * Partition the system into modules
> > > * Define the exposed part of each module
> > > * Define the inter-module dependencies
> > > * Create the API for the modules
> > 
> > That is a lot of work and I prefer to invest the time in auditing and
> > making the code cleaner.
> This is exactly the approach that software engineering courses and books
> teach against (unless you are doing XP, of course, which GnuPG doesn't
> seem to be doing).

And yet you are saying this is a bad thing?
I don't understand.

I fully support the goal of auditing the code and making it cleaner over
making a library, even though my job would be made _so_ much easier if
there was a gnupg library (see
for more info.)

greg k-h


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