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Re: [ft-devel] Patch to fix the ttsubpix implementation

From: Behdad Esfahbod
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Patch to fix the ttsubpix implementation
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:46:33 -0600
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On 13-01-18 03:15 AM, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> I'd argue that this document is hightly gcc/ELF/Linux specific, and may not
> apply to other platforms, so it can't be considered or even recommended as
> a general set of rules for a programmer, especially since Freetype is a
> library that's used on many different platforms.

Sure you can argue that.  But reality is that gcc/ELF/Linux happen to all be
best of their kind.  You can dismiss them, or you can learn from them.

> A programmer doesn't need to know about flawed dynamic linker design when
> his mistake is just in placing a relatively large data structure in a shared
> .h file instead of the .c file it's actually being used.

A programmer doesn't.  A great programmer does.


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