[ros-dev] Undocumented APIs

Casper Hornstrup ch at eudicon.com
Tue Jan 31 12:08:17 CET 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On
> Behalf Of Murphy, Ged (Bolton)
> Sent: 31. januar 2006 11:00
> To: 'ReactOS Development List'
> Subject: RE: [ros-dev] Undocumented APIs
> What if a particular API is required for a particular program to work, but
> that API is undocumented by both Microsoft and the owner of the said
> program?

We don't need documentation from the author of the software that needs the
API. We just need to document that the software needs the API.

> Also, what about using code from 3rd parties which might contain
> undocumented API's, like Wine for instance?

Wine has a similar policy, but in general we should try to fix issues
upstream. If we can't do that, then so be it. Forking source code isn't
usually worth it.


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