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Re: disallow direct inclussion of <linux/*.h>

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: disallow direct inclussion of <linux/*.h>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 00:20:14 +0000
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On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 06:10:21PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Such header changes are just never going to happen, for many reasons.  But
> accept it.

Are you willing to do reasonable discussion, or is this just going to be a
claim without justification?

> The way to move forward is to look for other solutions to help
> people avoid writing needless implementation dependencies into their
> packages.  One straightforward idea is a tool to examine the header use in
> source code or as part of a build, and flag nonportable header file names.

That takes sorting out legitimate uses from illegitimate ones, and the whole
cicle of sending patches so that they sit there eternaly and pinging them
untill someone bothers to apply.

I'm involved in boring porting tasks that you're not. And I'm so tired to go
through the same crap over and over just because we allow programmers to do
really insane things they should never do.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

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