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SubjectRe: IDE?
On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 12:26:38PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2002 06:02 -0700, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> > I just looked at the patch to switch to "2.4 forward port"
> > version of drivers/ide. If I got my shell commands right, Martin's
> > tree is 8606 lines shorter than the 2.4 forward port.
> >
> > 2.4 forward port 49,205 lines
> > Martin's version 40,599 lines
> > ------------
> > 8,606 lines difference
> >
> > It's often amazing how much cleaning up it takes to shrink
> > code a little bit. Shrinking the IDE tree this much is a lot of
> > work to throw away.
> >
> > In comparison, I think Niklaus Wirth's Modula-2 compiler for
> > the Lilith machine was 5,000 lines.
> >
> > Is the 2.5.31 IDE tree that buggy? I would hope that stamping
> > out bugs from Martin's tree would be less work than cleaning up
> > the 2.4 version to that point again.
>
> Why don't we just start with the now-discarded 2.5 IDE code as IDE-TNG?
> If people want to develop/hack then they can use that, and if they
> want to hack on other things they use the old code. You just need to
> make the two config options mutually exclusive until the drivers learn
> to play well together (by being able to control separate drives/ctrlr).

Well, because it might be easier to just start from scratch.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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