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Re: On the subject of complexity

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:05:14 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXXsNn5G-xrJtZ2_cWPascY8WF8o9TdgTPu7pUOfiZtTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "<public-webrtc@w3.org>" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Complexity can be addressed in a number of ways.  It seems that some
folks (Ted and Cullen foremost on this thread) are convinced that it's
a straight choice between low and high level APIs.

The idea that we could trade complexity in the browser for complexity
in the application without affecting either the availability of low
level APIs or usability maybe did not occur.  Maybe it wasn't
convenient.  Thankfully, we aren't optimizing a one-dimensional
system.

For example, the API that I posted at the start of this thread - or
something like it - could be made part of the browser API.

With that API available, it's quite likely that a demo built on the
two APIs would be comparable in complexity... for the class of
applications where complexity is a determining factor.

--Martin
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