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MANIFESTO: simplicity and lock-in.

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antirez 3 years ago
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@ -63,7 +63,11 @@ Redis Manifesto
complexity. We'll accept to fight the complexity when it's worthwhile but
we'll try hard to recognize when a small feature is not worth 1000s of lines
of code. Most of the time the best way to fight complexity is by not
creating it at all.
creating it at all. Complexity is also a form of lock-in: code that is
very hard to understand cannot be modified by users in an independent way
regardless of the license. One of the main Redis goals is to remain
understandable, enough for a single programmer to have a clear idea of how
it works in detail just reading the source code for a couple of weeks.
7 - Threading is not a silver bullet. Instead of making Redis threaded we
believe on the idea of an efficient (mostly) single threaded Redis core.

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