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Date:	Sun, 28 Oct 2007 12:59:52 +0100
From:	Bernhard Walle <bwalle@...e.de>
To:	viro@...iv.linux.org.uk, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>, akpm@...l.org,
	torvalds@...l.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] proc_fs.h redux

* Russell King <rmk+lkml@....linux.org.uk> [2007-10-28 11:34]:
> 
> If you go down that route, you end up with _lots_ of circular
> dependencies - header file X needs Y needs Z which needs X.  We've
> been there, several times.  It very quickly becomes quite
> unmaintainable - you end up with hard to predict behaviour from
> include files.
> 
> The only realistic solution is to use forward declarations.

In header files, yes. But that's not true for implementation files.


Thanks,
   Bernhard
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