Linked by Davon Shire on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 21:51 UTC
Editorial Amazing is the recent interest in full, live, operating systems that can fit on a 50 MB CD-ROM. It's totally astounding that they can cram so much onto such a tiny disk. But wait.. let's run back to the days of old.. back to say 1988.
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"A Plea for Lean Software" still up-to-date...
by Mark on Thu 24th Feb 2005 10:37 UTC

Unfortunately, it is still old, well known problem. In 1995, Niklaus Wirth wrote his famous "A Plea for Lean Software" article (http://www.cr.yp.to/bib/1995/wirth.pdf).

In the present day world, where marketing "rulez", lean software is probably impossible.

But Wirth's article is still worth of reading...

Mark