Re: [PATCH] headers_check: special case seqbuf_dump()
From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 08:52:00 EST
At Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:39:24 +0100,
Paul Bolle wrote:
> 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.
The macros are only for /dev/sequencer (and its variants).
> 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?".
I don't think rephrasing like the above would give a better answer...
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