Is this a true statement?
Steven D. Majewski
sdm7g at Virginia.EDU
Sun Jun 24 17:00:12 CEST 2001
On 24 Jun 2001, Carl Fink wrote:
> "Writing a device driver", I repeat, is what the *programmer* does,
> not what the *program that writes the actual file* does.
Unless you're going to load the program on front panel switches,
like I used to have to do on an old PDP-11, I don't think you can
separate the program and the programmer so easily from this question.
To give a different example, but one in the same spirit(*) as David's:
 First write a high-level virtial machine emulation in Python.
 Then write a device driver for it in Python.
(*) That is reading the question as literal and theoretical.
I have no idea whether the original posted intended it as practical
or theoretical. He'll have to speak up and clarify. I was
certainly intending a distiction between the theoretical "compute"
and the practical "do" in my first answer. But David's clearly
arguing from a theoretical POV, as he has already admitted that
his solution may be impractical.
-- Steve Majewski
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