Subject: Re: Machine-independent device drivers
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/13/1995 10:54:13
Hmm.  You could get the kind of flexibility & efficiency you're
looking for using C++ templates... (don't shoot me yet, please..).
Each of the device-specific inner-loop routines (what you're
incorrectly calling "millicode") would be a template function,
instantiated once per bus; the bus-specific "read register"/"write
register"/etc methods could be inlined.

This implies that with a little thought, you could probably design a
convention for abusing the C preprocessor (macros + multiple includes
of the same source file) to do the same thing.

					- Bill