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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
Linus Torvalds <>:
> But the "common code helps" thing is WRONG. Face it. It can hurt. A lot.
> And people shouldn't think it is the God of CS.

I think you're mistaken about this. Or, to be more precise, I think
your remarkable native talent as an implementor has given you some
unhelpful design biases that are only going to be cured by more

I'm fairly sure that experience will prove survivable for the Linux
kernel and the rest of us -- but when you say things like the above, I
start worrying a bit...
<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of
slander on the poor.
-- H. L. Mencken
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