[Asterisk-Dev] Code comments for IAX and GNO Phone?

Steven Critchfield critch at basesys.com
Wed Feb 11 09:20:01 MST 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 09:10, Jack Lee wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm wondering if it's possible to obtain more detailed code comments to the 
> abovementioned applications. At first I wish to understand the current code 
> but there are so many lines of code that I don't know where to start from.
> I am no expert in programming but do hardcore programmers who want to join 
> the development understand the code on day 1? o_O In that case, how do you 
> get insight to the code? I'm using Doxygen but the more I click around, the 
> more I get confused. >_<

Oddly enough, once you stare and follow for a while you will see the
light. Since code is communication of instructions, you will have to
read enough of it to get a feel for how things are communicated. Kind of
like learning the jargon. Programming languages only start to define how
to communicate. The rest is what the programmer builds on top of the
base language. So think of each project as a new spoken language, it
will take a bit of time to get into the nuances of the new project and
then you will start to intuitively understand things without having to
go read the code behind certain functions. 
Steven Critchfield  <critch at basesys.com>

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