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SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?

Hello All , And on that day linux will loose one small person .
Taf , JimL

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>:
> > For 2.5 if things go to plan there will be no such thing as a "compiled in"
> > driver. They simply are not needed with initramfs holding what were once the
> > "compiled in" modules.
>
> This is something of a bombshell. Not necessarily a bad one, but...
>
> Alan, do you have *any* *freakin'* *idea* how much more complicated
> the CML2 deduction engine had to be because the basic logical entity
> was a tristate rather than a bool? If this plan goes through, I'm
> going to be able to drop out at least 20% of the code, with most of
> that 20% being in the nasty complicated bits where the maintainability
> improvement will be greatest. And I can get rid of the nasty "vitality"
> flag, which probably the worst wart on the language.
>
> Yowza...so how soon is this supposed to happen?
> --
> <a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
>
> Government should be weak, amateurish and ridiculous. At present, it
> fulfills only a third of the role. -- Edward Abbey
>

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