Re: Kiss and say goodbye to Microsoft!!

From: Maxim S. Shatskih (
Date: 02/21/02

From: "Maxim S. Shatskih" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 07:14:33 +0300

> on the whole. And, BTW, looking over the Linux kernel a couple of times
> before, it seems that is the result. If you call Linux code on the whole
> 'good code' I fail to see how you and I can argue anything reasonably.

Note the select()/poll() implementation. People seem to have no notion of encapsulation.
After this, they proudly declare - "if you understand THIS, then you understand how scheduler works!".
Why select() implementor must be aware of scheduler details - is some Linux mystery I cannot understand.

On of the comments in Linux kernel was - "f*ck me gently with a chainsaw!". The surrounding code (the Sparc MMU handling IIRC)
really causes such emotions :-)

I never saw any code from MS which is this quality.


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