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Vernooij: Bazaar-NG: 7 years of hacking on a distributed version control system

Vernooij: Bazaar-NG: 7 years of hacking on a distributed version control system

Posted Dec 22, 2012 17:13 UTC (Sat) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: Vernooij: Bazaar-NG: 7 years of hacking on a distributed version control system by iabervon
Parent article: Vernooij: Bazaar-NG: 7 years of hacking on a distributed version control system

But isn't that ALSO the way linux interacts with hardware?

The main core of linux enforces a strict abstraction of the hardware, and drivers have to convert the vagaries of real hardware into the abstraction that linux expects.

I remember an article by Linus where he said taking that approach actually results in cleaner, more efficient code. If the theoretical best way to do something is X, it is better for the kernel to assume X and have a shim compensate for defective hardware, than to actually make the kernel aware of what is really going on.

Cheers,
Wol


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