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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
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Posted Sep 20, 2010 19:41 UTC (Mon) by masoncl (subscriber, #47138)
Any lines that obviously should have been longer than 80 chars were joined back to their proper length, and curly braces were moved to their proper locations. Tabs were all changed to 3 spaces each, we couldn't quite decide on 2 vs 4.
After that was done, we forward ported devfs. Proper disc management code in Linux was long overdue.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 20:06 UTC (Mon) by ummmwhat (guest, #54087)
Posted Sep 23, 2010 16:53 UTC (Thu) by walex (subscriber, #69836)
Posted Sep 23, 2010 21:32 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Where devfs got into trouble was the creation and destruction of device nodes and the permissions on the nodes.
There is hardly any advantage to devfs over udev when a daemon has to be running to update device node permissions according to system policy. If you have that daemon it may as well be responsible for creating the nodes too.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 22:31 UTC (Thu) by njs (guest, #40338)
Posted Sep 23, 2010 23:16 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
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