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Subject Re: filtered I/O ordering
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2000 20:53:02 GMT

> Not that I am an expert, but I thought the idea behind the current hook design
> was as follows:
>    1) Ordering for hooks is usually unimportant so allow easy definition of
>       hooks with little or no granularity (NULL predecessor or successor values
>       and 3 levels of ordering _FIRST, _MIDDLE, _LAST).
>    2) In the event where finer control is required you can specify _MIDDLE+1
>       or _MIDDLE-1, etc.
>    3) Where ordering is important due to an interdependance between modules
>       you can specify predecessors or successors to the hook.
> This doesn't seem to avoid ordering, it just makes the assumed lack of
> required ordering easy to implement while providing the ability to precisely
> control ordering where required.



Ryan Bloom               
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