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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Cc: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu,
	Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "obsolete" versus "deprecated", and a new config option?
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:37:47 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45AFE8AB.6070209@zytor.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701171749430.4760@CPE00045a9c397f-CM001225dbafb6>

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
> that's entirely a judgment call on the part of the code's maintainer.
> if something is both obsolete and broken, then make it depend on
> *both* OBSOLETE and BROKEN if you want.  no big deal.
> 

Yup.

OBSOLETE = might be broken, no one is planning to maintain it.
BROKEN = known to be broken.

They're by and large orthogonal.

	-hpa

      reply	other threads:[~2007-01-18 21:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-17 16:51 Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-17 18:13 ` Bill Davidsen
2007-01-17 18:42   ` Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-17 21:54 ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2007-01-17 22:04   ` Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-17 22:54     ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2007-01-17 22:51       ` Robert P. J. Day
2007-01-18 21:37         ` H. Peter Anvin [this message]

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