[tulip] Re: Clean Interfaces....
Wed, 26 Jul 2000 15:43:39 -0700
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Lyle Bickley wrote:
> > The current approach is trying to pull all development into the main kernel
> > tree. The alternative is designing clean interfaces that remain stable
> > until there is a demonstrated reason to change. Development for new
> > hardware and interfaces should be done in a parallel path, until the updates
> > are at least superficially stable and test.
> Donald makes an excellent point here. As a consultant to several
> Silicon Valley firms in the area of strategy, I am positive that we can
> be assured of increasingly fast-paced changes in the I/O and device
> technology. (And we need them!)
Well, I can't say I disagree at all. Matter of fact, I'm rather frustrated w/
the kernel's pcmcia. I don't have the time to work on it and it remains broken
for my system. I got so embarassed rebooting my laptop a dozen times trying to
get pcmcia to work when I was at their location. I got sick of it and switched
back to dhinds package which works pretty dandy in my opinion :)
I'm all for well structured/documented/*** APIs. I write a lot of code,
efficiency is really nifty.
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an
eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was
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