Re: Status of Mac OS/X ports of git and cogito?

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2005-09-12 10:21:41

On Sun, 11 Sep 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Sep 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > 
> > And the really sad part is that before the standards bodies started
> > messing around with it, things really _did_ "just work". There was no 
> > question at all about what kind of type to use.
> Btw, here's the result of the "documentation":
> [lots of ugly code]
> isn't that nice? Before the "documentation", you could just use
> 	int accept(int, struct sockaddr *, int *);
> and it would work. EVERYWHERE. No autoconf crap required.
> So don't talk to me about documentation. It's pure and unadulterated crap.

Okay. I have to admit that what you presented is a good argument.

However, the code I usually have to deal with is comparable to what you 
read on, and even a "socklen_t l;" with that type of 
code is more helpful than a simple "int l;", which might even be reused as 
something completely different.

That said, in a well designed and clean project, such as git, such types 
of documentation should not be necessary.


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Received on Mon Sep 12 10:22:41 2005

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