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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "obsolete" versus "deprecated", and a new config option?
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:51:55 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701171749430.4760@CPE00045a9c397f-CM001225dbafb6> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200701172254.l0HMsDMK022934@turing-police.cc.vt.edu>

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:04:20 EST, "Robert P. J. Day" said:
>
> > > How much of the 'OBSOLETE' code should just be labelled 'BROKEN'
> > > instead?
> >
> > the stuff that's actually "broken."  :-)
>
> Right - the question is how much code qualifies as either/both, and
> which we should use when we encounter the random driver that's both
> obsolete *and* broken...

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.

rday

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-17 22:57 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 [this message]
2007-01-18 21:37         ` H. Peter Anvin

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