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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: canonical list of i/o layering use cases
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 09:06:00 GMT
On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 11:37:10AM -0500, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > I suspect it was at about this point in my thinking that I become
> > happy that this was slipping outside the scope of 2.0 where it
> > could stew longer.
> There is a part of me that wishes this would go away for 2.0 as well.  But
> then I see a bunch of other people that are really counting on this
> functionality soon.

Aiming for getting every single feature that people wanted into 2.0
was one of the things that delayed it for so long. Sometimes, people
have to wait; that's life.

> I would like to get something in and working, even if it isn't the most
> optimal solution.  I think we should get something working, and let real
> people play with it.  If it doesn't work, we can easily back it out and
> try again.  Doesn't that fit in with the whole release early release often
> mind set?

Only if we actually ever get around to a release.

After finally reading all this, I think I'm neutral on the changes
I've seen described, but only as long as we are ready to scrap it all
for the next version.

Real, well-designed I/O layering will end up interacting with
state-machine based HTTP processing, true file system abstraction, and
fundamentally affect most modules that want to take advantage of the
new architecture, so I don't think we can get a stable API for this
into 2.0 anyway.

So, the question is then whether we should even bother with it for
2.0. Not if you want to maintain binary compatibility.

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