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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Richard Gooch wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin writes:
> > Richard Gooch wrote:
> > > Argh! What I wrote in text is what I meant to say. The code didn't
> > > match. No wonder people seemed to be missing the point. So the line of
> > > code I actually meant was:
> > > if (strcmp (buffer + len - 3, "/cd") != 0) {
> >
> > This is still a really bad idea. You don't want to tie this kind of
> > things to the name.
> Why do you think it's a bad idea?

Because you are now, once again, tying two things that are completely and
utterly unrelated: device classification and device name. It breaks
every time someone comes out with a new device which is "kind of like an
old device, but not really," like CD-writers (which was kind-of-like
WORM, kind-of-like CD-ROM) and DVD (kind-of-like CD)...


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