Re: cvs commit: src/share/examples/drivers make_device_driver.sh

From: Yar Tikhiy <yar_at_comp.chem.msu.su>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:33:12 +0400
On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 02:06:18AM +0400, Roman Kurakin wrote:
> Robert Watson:
> 
> >
> >On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Roman Kurakin wrote:
> >
> >>We could add a "foo" driver to the LINT generated by this script with 
> >>notification that it was generated and all changes should be placed 
> >>to script.
> >
> >I guess I can't help but wonder if a script is necessarily better than 
> >a well-commented template.
> 
> Today I've talked with ru_at_. He suggests to put an example to tree and 
> change script to produce
> a copy of driver using example from tree as a template via sed or smth 
> like that. It sounds like
> a good idea. We could have a single dir in subtree with various examples 
> and a set of scripts that
> could produce from one of the examples a driver to start with.

...and if you manage to make the driver do some real job so that
people start using it in production, it will have nearly zero chance
to fall into oblivion; it will remain in a very good shape instead.
No, I'm telling nonsense here:  A useful driver will be hacked
sooner or later into a huge, ugly, incomprehensible beast reeking
with features. :-)

-- 
Yar
Received on Thu Aug 10 2006 - 06:33:17 UTC