Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by JMcCarthy
Linux Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects are appearing in the 2.6 kernel and is considering drastic action to resolve it. "I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them," Morton said, in a talk at the LinuxTag conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday.
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Also you can't design a "stable" API. "Stable" just means getting older without changing. It's like trying to plan how old you'll be next year. It's nonsensical.

And yet Dennis Ritchie designs a set of APIs in the 1970s that have remained stable for thirty years.

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