Is this a true statement?

David C. Ullrich ullrich at
Mon Jun 25 16:04:13 CEST 2001

On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 10:42:39 -0700, "Emile van Sebille"
<emile at> wrote:

>"David C. Ullrich" <ullrich at> wrote in message
>news:3b3611b0.10735139 at
>> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 08:28:25 -0700, "Emile van Sebille"
>> <emile at> wrote:
>[...]The difference is the distinction of using
>python to create a device driver vs a python program that _is_ a device

Precisely. I finally realized this last night, as I explain at
greater length elsewhere.

Believe it or not, the reason that this did not occur to me is
that I did not realize that when we said "write a device driver
in C" we actually meant "write a program that _is_ a device
driver", I assumed we meant "write a program that writes a
device driver". Simple ignorance.

David C. Ullrich
"Sometimes you can have access violations all the 
time and the program still works." (Michael Caracena, 
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc 5/1/01)

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