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Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces

To: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 19:16:22 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Hartvig Ekner <>, "Kevin D. Kissell" <>, Tor Arntsen <>, Carsten Langgaard <>, Ralf Baechle <>,
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Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

> >  Huh?  I can somewhat understand the "rebuild and forget" approach,
> > especially in cases suitably experienced stuff was lost meanwhile.  But if
> > you start to fiddle with some old crap, you may equally well run
> > 's/long/int/' within it, what's a deal. 
> Eh?  That's not even sort-of practical on an application of significant
> size.  It would be a nightmare.

 Oh yes, I tend to forget there are people who do not write clean software
-- if the size of an object is critical e.g. for a system-independent
binary data interface, there should be a data type for it defined in a
single place somewhere.  But who cares?  "It's not me who'll have to fix
it later, so why should I bother putting more effort into it."

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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