Re: some questions on Hurd
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- Subject: Re: some questions on Hurd
- From: Ulrich Eckhardt <Doomster@knuut.de>
- Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 21:19:17 +0100
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On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > In libports: there are buckets (port sets) and classes (???) what is the difference, how should I interprete classes?
> A port class defines how a ``type'' of port is destroyed etc. A port
> bucket is a collection of ports (of any class).
This has puzzled me for a while, too. Am I right that (speaking C++) a
port bucket is a container while the port class is in fact a property of a
port(the C++ class)?
Which brings me to another question: The Documentation on the Hurd (hurd.ps)
which I got from the web is often confusing, especially according to whether a
function was supplied by a lib or required to be provided to a lib.
Since this is a task where you can´t mess things up, I´d volonteer to update
that documentation (is it the latest: (c) says 1994,1998 ? ).
Also related to this topic: The Linux kernel-people are using DocBook to
extract documentation from the source - I think that helps a lot. (lazy me
rather codes than maintains external docs... )