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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
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Alan Cox:
> > Soldiers are marching down the street. The mother of one of those
> > soldiers is ever so proud. All the other guys are marching out of
> > step. Her son is the only one who does it right.
> >
> > That's what it looks like for a person who writes Internet software
> > that aims to work on a wide variety of platforms.
>
> I think you have the metaphor wrong. The older API is a bit like the
> cavalry charging into battle at the start of world war one. It may have been
> how everyone did it but they guys with the "newfangled, really not how it
> should be done, definitely not cricket" machine guns got the last laugh

Keep your superiority complex out of my mailbox, thank you.

Wietse
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