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Re: patch: introduce simple actions

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Subject: Re: patch: introduce simple actions
From: Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 03:27:27 +0100
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Jamal Hadi Salim wrote:
Unfortunately code "augmentation"( as opposed to inheritance - cant
think of a better word) is much easier to do this way. The benefit of it
is the user gets a very simple programming interface - which is the main
reason this was written to begin with. The standard interface exists,
and more versed people or someone wanting to write something complex can
go that path. At some point i would like to document all this stuff.

I don't think that a simple interface and this cleanup conflict
with each other.

How about this:
I submit this patch (with Thomas cleanup) and the simple action. I will
hold onto the 4 other actions i already have some of them complete until
you get around to moving things around and then i will redo them to
conform. This gets it off my back and we dont have any miscommunication
of what you are trying to do. sounds fair?

Go ahead, it will be a while before I continue with the cleanups.


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