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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: comedi: Convert struct addi_board initialization to C99 format
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 07:45:08AM +0100, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 17/05/12 07:15, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
> >Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:18 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> >>On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 05:51:56PM -0700, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
> >>>Convert the struct addi_board initialization to C99 format and remove
> >>>all the NULL or 0 initializers. This makes maintaining and editing the
> >>>code simpler and less error prone.
> >>Nice job, this driver is a pain to read...
> >
> >Thanks. I agree... I've been avoiding the addi drivers until now.
> >Anytime a C file has an #include "something.c" it makes me
> >shudder...
> >
> >I've been thinking that the addi stuff should really be broken up
> >into some library modules with exported symbols for the individual
> >addi drivers to use. I need to look a bit closer at them to see if
> >this would work. Right now the whole thing is a bit of a mess.
>
> TBH, I don't know how they got accepted into Comedi in the first
> place. They tend to do their own thing as far as comedi instruction
> handling goes. I've no idea who's using them. It makes me shudder,
> too! Did I mention the use of floating point in some of their
> drivers that we had to disable?

I thought a few years ago, either you, or someone else, said it would be
good to just delete them entirely. Or am I making that up and just wish
it would be so? :)

thanks,

greg k-h


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