Sunday, June 28, 2009

'Violation' is so prejorative

Ben Hutchings says:

>[...] we also have architectural issues in violating layered
> software design

Meanwhile, in the real world, we want to avoid copying data, so an skb doesn't belong to any specific protocol layer.

Thank You Ben!

Abstractions aren't inherently good. They are great if they help you build or maintain things that are otherwise too complex to understand or too tediuos to work on - but we have to vigilantly remember that losing those details also sometimes restricts the quality of what we can build too as somethings are just inherently complex.