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Re: Device Drivers

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Subject: Re: Device Drivers
From: Thomas Riemer <triemer@apt4g.a3nyc.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 11:11:22 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <199812201330.OAA21442@nicky.cs.tu-berlin.de>
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> > 3. Wouldn't make a whole lot more sense to write a device
> >    driver generator - where you feed it a configuration file - and it
> >    generates the appropriate C driver code with
> >    the appropriate hardware specific code in the write places...
> 
> The same problem as with much other good ideas: Seems to be a good idea, but 
> someone has to do it. And I'm quite sure that a hand-written driver will
> offer much better performance if the programmer writing it knows what he's 
> doing.

This is sort of the same argument that was is about compilers versus
writing in straight assembly language.  The compilers seems to have won
out.  

-Tom

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