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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 09:30:22AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >
> > You've ignored what I see as Rogier's main point. It's not "shared
> > code means less bugs" per se, it's "shared code means better test
> > coverage".
> Testing only gets you so far.
> And having a driver that handles everything under the sun can easily get
> too complex - to the point where testing only shows that something is
> wrong, and actually _fixing_ the bugs is getting to be the problem.
> See Windows.

See IBM MVS. Note documents where there are hundreds of pages of information
on different parameters: if you are calling Z to move data ..., if you
are calling Z to encrypt commands to a 10234-T tape robot ... ... and so on.

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.

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