Removing the worst cruft

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Jul 24 04:59:47 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> What is the right API to use?  All we need is a batch of samples and the time 
> they arrived.

The API has a name, but the largest class of implementations doesn't
use it.  In some circles it's called SADA - Sun Audio Device
API. Which tells you where it originated, all right, but the most
commonly deployed SADA-like facilities are the old Linux OSS Audio
and the (unnamed) sound API on *BSD systems.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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