Some idle comments about Linus' e-mail response and Linux
Posted Mar 1, 2007 11:33 UTC (Thu) by Randakar
In reply to: Some idle comments about Linus' e-mail response and Linux
Parent article: Re: [GIT PATCH] HID and USB HID update for 2.6.21-rc2
Linus's definition of 'bad taste' is not just limited to aesthetics and structure it seems. Quite often he hammers on deeper things:
- interfaces - does the interface make sense for the problem at hand?
See for instance the recent discussion between him and Ingo on the syslet interface, where Linus hates the interface because it is 'almost usable'. (though in this instance Linus seems to not accuse Ingo of bad taste as such, but merely of overdesigning things for the problem at hand)
- architecture. A good example there would be the suspend-to-ram vs suspend-to-disk discussion, where suspend-to-ram was generally broken because the whole suspend process was ill-defined from a conceptual standpoint, rather than from an aestetic one.
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