Re: [GIT PULL] Ambient Light Sensors subsystem

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 16:51:41 EST

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Dima Zavin wrote:
> Actually, accelerometers fit into that model fine. They have some
> variable number of absolute axes (3, 6, etc.).

In fact, they obviouslya also do end up being used exactly like joysticks
in real life, and joysticks are commonly starting to have accelerometers
in them (ie any modern game console controller).

So treating an accelerometer like a joystick - regardless of whether it
happens to be internal to the device or happens to be external in a
separate controller - is not all that far-fetched anyway.

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