[ros-dev] Propose standards for the audit

Steven Edwards winehacker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 07:34:13 CET 2006

Ok here are some proposed ground rules for the audit. Mostly thanks to
Art and Alex. We are still open for debate on this

0. Everyone needs commit all documentation you have reverse enginered
something so that someone else can reimplement it. Filip has some nice
docs at


There is stuff I posted on the Wiki and Bugzilla. Can someone make a
api-documentation module in svn and commit all this stuff to there?

1. A function is deemed to have been implemented in a non-clean manner if

 - "unknown" arguments given values
 - functions for which there is NO DOCUMENTATION
 - functions with no test cases available either in ReactOS or
somewhere on the internet
 - functions with undocumented magic numbers
 - functions with excessive gotos

NO DOCUMENTATION means it cannot be found on MSDN, Google,
sysinternals, osronline, any book published by Microsoft Press or any
other publication.

2. The following does not count
 - functions of 5 or less lines of code
 - functions for which every basic unit corresponds to a clause in the
official documentation
 - functions which mimic those implemented in other libraries and that
work similarly

3. Even if the function body is not clean, the prototype can remain.

Steven Edwards - ReactOS and Wine developer

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