HALs considered harmful
Posted Mar 17, 2005 15:29 UTC (Thu) by brianomahoney
Parent article: HALs considered harmful
1. Hal is not the same as re-inventing the wheel:
so there is _no_ excuse for alterative bi-linked lists or spin lock implementations.
2. This is C not Java, so we have 'cpp' and macros
3. This is almost always laziness, caused by programmers for whoom copy in is easier than the work to do it in a good style
4. All that said, hardware vendors must be encouraged to do it right, and without a yah-boo attitude; It might be appropriate for OSDL-Tovolds-Morton-Toscatti et al to put up a web page and a support route to help interested vendors.
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