That's why people attempt abstraction
Posted Aug 12, 2011 22:54 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck
In reply to: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap
Parent article: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap
A device manufacturer typically wants to support not only Linux, but also BSD (e.g. Darwin/MacOSX) and Windows (various flavors), without writing three completely different drivers. Abstraction has its costs, but so does the approach outlined in the article.
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