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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] usb: Remove legacy -usbdevice option

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] usb: Remove legacy -usbdevice option
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:35:28 +0100
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On 04.01.2018 16:32, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini, on jeu. 04 janv. 2018 16:28:27 +0100, wrote:
>> On 04/01/2018 16:24, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>>>> Maybe we can add "-braille" instead.
>>> I guess such legacy-looking option would be frowned up :)
>> Not really.  As long as it doesn't propagate everywhere in device code,
>> it's fine.  We are not going to deprecate "-serial mon:stdio", so...
>>> And anyway we need to be able to specify either -serial braille or
>>> -device usb-braille.
>> So "-braille serial" and "-braille usb"?
> Well, why not, it just doesn't seem to me much simpler than
> "-serial braille" and "-device usb-braille" :)

FWIW, I think I'd also rather prefer to add some little bit of "magic"
to "-device usb-braille" instead of introducing yet another command line
parameter. QEMU's command line interface is already way too much
overcrowded, so IMHO we should try to avoid new parameters if possible.


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