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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct char_device

    On Tue, 22 May 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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    > IMHO it would be nice to (for 2.4) create wrappers for accessing the
    > block arrays, so that we can more easily dispose of the arrays when 2.5
    > rolls around...

    No.

    We do not create wrappers "so that we can easily change the implementation
    when xxx happens".

    That way lies bad implementations.

    We do the _good_ implementation first, and then we create the
    "kcompat-2.4" file later that makes people able to use the good
    implementation.

    Why this way? Because wrapping for wrappings sake just makes code
    unreadable (see acpi), and often makes it less obvious what you actually
    _have_ to do, and what you don't. So get the design right _first_, and
    once the design is right, _then_ you worry about kcompat-2.4.

    Linus

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