On Saturday 1 May 2004, kenn at linux.ie (Kenn Humborg) wrote:
>The 2.5 development saw huge changes in the config tools and build
>system. Previously, all three config editors used completely separate
>code. In 2.6 they use a single back-end library. IIRC, along the way
>the kbuild/kconfig guys found all sorts of inconsistencies in the way
>the old code handled certain Config.in constructs.
Well, you learn something new every day. From the most rudimentary of
engineering viewpoints, clearly the way that kernel config SHOULD be
done is the way it now is done in 2.6 - one configuration system with
whatever number of front ends are deemed necessary/useful. In my
naivete, I assumed that the kernel config system was already built this
>I'm not really at all surprised that the output is different. But
>perhaps the difference is in comments or whitespace? It might be
>interesting to remove the comments and sort the results to see
>what the differences were.
Yes, yes it might. And in a life of infinite duration, I'd probably have
a look at it.
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