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SubjectRe: [OT] ALSA userspace API complexity

On 2006-01-05, at 16:33, Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
>> Make simple things simple, guys.
> Yes, we should stay with simple 1.0 linux kernel.

This blatant attempt to defend a broken subsystem by "analogy" fails
because last time
I checked the semantics of system calls like read/write/open/close
change significantly between kernel version 1.0 and 2.6.15.

The number of system calls didn't change that much as well.

Yes it may be true that some aggregation of exhaustive crappy
interfaces over time
in the kernel can be indeed observed. However the very fact which
makes it remain
still usable are precisely those very "primitive" system calls -
which are still
around and kicking.
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