ScummVM RGB color progress blog

August 18, 2009

Radical changes required?

Filed under: Planning — Upthorn @ 2:16 am

I’m at a sticking point in designing the keymapper API, or planning/progressing on the similar tasks, which stems from the complexity of the existing code.

I wonder if it might be faster, easier, and better overall to redesign some parts of the keymapper from scratch, so I can focus on building something clean and simple, instead of trying to figure out what parts of the existing structure can be cut out without compromising the function of its design.

Up until this point, I’ve been working under the assumption that the prior student’s design is fundamentally sound, and it is only the details of implementation that needed reworking, but if that is not the case, then the approach I’ve been taking will require more time and effort to be successful than a complete redesign of the component would.

I’m going to consider, over the course of the next day, how I would do this if I had to implement it from scratch, and see if I can find a simpler method than the one that was used.

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