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Re: Question of code organisation...

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Subject: Re: Question of code organisation...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@Julia.DE>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 03:04:40 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <199704110157.BAA10178@suede.sw.oz.au> from "Paul Antoine" at Apr 11, 97 11:57:12 am
> This is mostly addressed to Ralf, but I'll take ideas from anybody. :-)
> 
> I had begun to organise the DEC-specific include files into a directory
> under include/asm-mips/dec... but noticed that for machines like the SGI,
> the convention has been to simply name the files such that they begin with 
> 'sgi'.  For example:
> 
>       sgi.h
>       sgialib.h
>       sgiarcs.h
>       sgidefs.h
>       sgihpc.h
>       sgimc.h
>       sgint23.h
> 
> ...is this preferred, or would it be better to have machine-specific sub-
> directories?  My only worry is that with the number of DECstation models,
> there may be quite a few dec-specific files... and I think even the SGI
> stuff is begining to look a little messy.

Similar for other machines.  We've that many different types of MIPS machines
that we'll end up with zillions of files in one directory.  I guess the
MIPS port of Linux has good chances to become the biggest one meassured
in bytes ...

  Ralf

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