cvs commit: src/sys/sys mbuf.h src/sys/kern uipc_mbuf.c uipc_syscalls.c src/usr.bin/netstat mbuf.c src/lib/libc/sys sendfile.2

Max Khon fjoe at
Fri Jun 18 01:53:19 PDT 2004

Hi, Ken!

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 05:48:27PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:

> I may work with student programmers too much, but I'm afraid my imagination
> is a bit better than yours in this case.  :-(
> I don't defend it as being the right way to do things, but in cases where
> the user is interested in "most of" the output of something they will often
> take the approach of removing things they don't want instead of selecting
> things they do want.  This change would add an extra line to what the
> next stage of processing would see if that approach is used.
> This particular change is a case of nit-picking.  It's small, hard to
> imagine how it could effect someone, etc.  But even Bosko said more
> caution 'next time' would be good, I'm just emphasizing why.  To some
> extent the output of programs has been an API ever since pipes were
> invented.  And unless I'm severely mistaken one of the things we have
> tried to avoid is changing API's once a branch goes -STABLE.

Yes, this is a case of nit-picking.

And I think it might be better if people will stop mentoring
other developers when they are not asked to (this is not directed to you).


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