Re: [PATCH] headers_check: special case seqbuf_dump()

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 07:39:37 EST

On Thu, 2014-01-16 at 12:53 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:48:19 +0100,
> Paul Bolle wrote:
> > 2) By the way, what is actually meant by:
> > It is no longer possible to actually link against OSSlib with this
> > header, but we still provide these macros for programs using them.
> >
> > Doesn't that mean compatibility to OSSlib isn't even useful?
> Well, it's not about the compatibility to osslib. The OSS seq
> user-space codes are written with these macros no matter whether to
> use osslib or not. osslib was newer than these macros and it was
> designed to be compatible with them.

So perhaps that line should read something like:
header, but we still provide these macros for programs that want to
interface with /dev/dsp and /dev/sequencer directly.

I'm making that up: I know nothing about this stuff. I'm just looking
for a way to make that comment clear to a person that wonders in, say,
2019: "What on earth is seqbuf_dump() good for?".

Paul Bolle

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