Subject: re: Device Properties: The Next Generation
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/16/2001 20:46:08
   Really, really, really, these things _do_ need to have types.

sure they can have types.  but the types don't need to be defined in
the C code.  they can be defined on a per-bus and per-name basis..
eg, you say ``on bus "bar", the property "foo" is a 32 bit integer''

forcing this down to the code level only complicates the interfaces
for a specific set of cases, when there will always be new types of
data stored in properties.  the large list of types you posted shows
why having types would explode the interface..