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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
The article points to the unification of sparc which was completed more than one year ago
defconfig reduction, not sparc unification
Posted Oct 14, 2010 16:28 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
Sam Ravnborg tops the list with a long list of patches unifying the 32-bit
and 64-bit SPARC architecture code. As has happened with other
architectures, the end result has been the removal of a lot of duplicated
code. Ben Herrenschmidt, instead, removed most of the PowerPC-related
"defconfig" files, part of a general cleanup inspired by some grumpiness from Linus back in June.
Amerigo Wang removed a number of old and unused drivers. Between the three
of them, they got rid of almost 360,000 lines of code - a laudable bit of
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