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SubjectRe: [patch 05/11] syslets: core code
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Here's a quick question: how many people have actually ever seen them used
> in "normal code"?
>
> Yeah. Nobody uses them. They're not all that portable (even within unixes
> they aren't always there, much less in other places), they are fairly
> obscure, and they are just not really easy to use.

That's nonsense. They are widely used (just hear people scream if
something changes or breaks) and they are available on all Unix
implementations which are not geared towards embedded use. POSIX makes
AIO in the next revision mandatory.

Just because you don't like it, don't discount it. Yes, the interface
is not the best. But this is what you get if you cannot dictate
interfaces to everybody. You have to make concessions.

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➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖

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