Removing the worst cruft

Mark Atwood fallenpegasus at
Sun Jul 24 12:03:13 UTC 2016

the fact that it was an obsolete sound card was itself reason to kill it.
leave it killed, and fossilized in the git history.

enjoy your vacation, eric.


On Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 4:36 AM Eric S. Raymond <esr at> wrote:

> 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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