Re: Software that retrieves developer comments from code

Subject: Re: Software that retrieves developer comments from code
From: Brad Jensen <brad -at- elstore -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:44:40 -0600



----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Jensen" <brad -at- elstore -dot- com>
> If you are going to extract them from source code, most of them
> won't make much sense without the objects that they reference.
>
> And since many of them will relate to algorithms, which are
> generally considered trade secrets, you don't want them in
public
> anyways. Otherwise you lose non-compete and trade secret
> protextions.
>
> Brad Jensen
> www.eufrates.com


Someone sent me a comment

"It is precisely the point of an API to make part of the code
available."

Nope.

The purpose of an API is to make a software interface available,
not
to publish the source code, or reveal how it works internally.

Brad Jensen
www.eufrates.com



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References:
Re: Software that retrieves developer comments from code: From: gdwarner
Re: Software that retrieves developer comments from code: From: Sandy Harris
Re: Software that retrieves developer comments from code: From: Brad Jensen

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