Removing the worst cruft

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Jul 24 11:35:48 UTC 2016

Gary E. Miller <gem at>:
> > Yes.  But there's still the issue that the IRIG driver I removed was
> > designed to handle analog input via an obsolete class of sound card.
> Yeah, a driver that does that should be shot.  Just don't count out 
> IRIG as a source.

Right. If we were ever to decide we have a requirement to take in IRIG, we
would have to *write a new driver*.  The presence or absence of the old
driver *would not change this*; there are multiple reasons it is
*disqualified* for use in the scenario you described. time something like this comes up, please try to avoid causing
unnecessary panic. Especially the day before I go on vacation.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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