Hints that will be deleted

Rainer Peter Feller Rainer-Peter.Feller at physik.uni-hamburg.de
Mon Oct 9 23:44:46 PDT 2006


On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 17:28 +0200, Brandon Peirce wrote:
> The proposal, as I understand it, is not to delete these 'obsolete' hints 
> entirely,
> just to move them into the OLD/ subdirectory.
> 
> It's a balance between keeping the info available for situations like
> you describe (old systems essentially) vs. the confusion caused by
> people with current systems following hints that purport to be valid
> when in fact they are known to be obsolete or broken.
> 
> I support moving them to OLD where they remain available for those
> who need them.
> 
> Whether they are finally moved to OLD or not, I still think that
> Alexander's "2-line" analysis for each hint as to why it
> is now 'obsolete' should be inserted at the top of each respective
> hint.
> 
> Brandon

hups ... shame on me ... faster typing than reading/thinking ...

may be the old tips could be somehow sorted by kernel/glibc version ...





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