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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 COLOPre 16/26] tools/libx{l, c}: add back channel to libxc

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 COLOPre 16/26] tools/libx{l, 
c}: add back channel to libxc"):
> So to restate the question: Why does the current design deviate from the
> design in the paper, or does the paper not say what we think it says.

To be clear, I have no problem if the design has changed since the
paper was written.  I just want:

 * A clear high-level explanation of the actually-implemented
   arrangements to exist somewhere

 * The commit messages, or code, to refer to that explanation

A description and explanation of the difference from some other
somewhat different previously-published document is IMO necessary in
this case because the primary design reference is that
previously-published document, which does not correspond to the actual

Having a design document which disagrees with the implementation is
dangerous because future programmers will look to the design to
understand what is going on.


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