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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
by the way folks, unless Eric is plain lying to us the 'private flamewar'
that Linus has with someone that prompted him to splitup the config.help
stuff was not with Eric.

David Lang


On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 00:29:59 +0100
> From: Dave Jones <davej@suse.de>
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Disgusted with kbuild developers
>
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 12:23:12AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > Are you telling that kernel programmers don't rewrite code from scratch?
> > Is that a correct interpretation of "improve the existing system"? Note
> > that "it can't be done" can also imply "cannot reasonable be done".
> > Eric has done it, without being of kernel hacker temple's fame.
>
> The kernel hacker approach: Gradual change toward a predefined goal.
> The Eric approach: Rip out existing, replace with new.
>
> If Al Viro can rewrite the guts of the VFS without hardly anyone
> noticing any disturbance, and the configuration system can't be
> done this way, something is amiss.
>
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> | Dave Jones. http://www.codemonkey.org.uk
> | SuSE Labs
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