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Re: Register keyword removal

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 11:41:37 -0700 (PDT)

    Philosophically one must ask the question "Should the code be left
    that way forever?".  I would argue that keeping a code base up to modern
    norms is important.  While an argument can be made for drivers that
    are still being actively maintained by third parties, I do not subscribe
    to the idea of just blindly applying patch sets.  Any kernel-integrated
    driver update must be carefully examined no matter what, so I suppose
    you could think of this divergence as enforcing a higher level of
    consideration and thought on the person doing the update.

					Matthew Dillon 

:-On [20030807 20:12], Sander Vesik (sander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
:>why do that? its basicly harmless and just creates unneeded diff churn?
:Exactly for that reason, it is nowadays more harmful to have to be
:honest and the history with FreeBSD, well, given the recent
:reorganisation and other things changed why care about some extra diffs
:to read through.
:Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai
:PGP fingerprint: 2D92 980E 45FE 2C28 9DB7  9D88 97E6 839B 2EAC 625B
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