Subject: Re: Suggestion to y'all...
To: None <>
From: Adam Lang <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/09/1994 16:19:48
>> Might I suggest documenting this stuff
>Good comments in the device drivers would probably be entirely sufficient.

Don't know about you, but if I was writing something original for the Mac
that played with hardware-level stuff, I'd rather have a document or list
than a bunch of (even well-commented) source code, as long as the document
was understandable.  Besides that, posting a document called 'Apple
Driver-level System Information' on a couple of FTP/Gopher/WWW sites would
be a lot less obscure than trying to spread the word that if you want
information on Apple's low-level stuff you should download the latest
MacBSD distribution and comb through the driver implementation.

Besides, this is the kind of thing that Apple is at great pains not to
release, and I can't say that I'm entirely happy with that policy. 
Therefore, this should show them, at least a little, that if they won't
release it there are people out there who will figure it out and then
document it for themselves.  Might make someone think twice.  Then again,
might not.

If you do decide to document this sort of stuff, I know I'd like a copy. 
I'm not competant to write Mac software just yet, but I will be, and when I
am I like to know everything I can about how the machine I'm working with

(I know, I know, if I like that then get myself an IBM.  Well, there are
some things I consider more convenient than a total understanding, and this
user interface is one of them.)

--Adam Lang

PS: Ted Lemon, every time I see a message from you I see the following like
on top of it:

HELO protocol

Thought you might like to know.

Adam Lang  (,
LAP Technologies  100-1 Cherry Ln, State College, Pa 16802  (814) 867-7138
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