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Date:	Sun, 28 Oct 2007 13:04:29 +0000
From:	Russell King <>
	Joe Perches <>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] proc_fs.h redux

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 12:59:52PM +0100, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> * Russell King <> [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.

I don't think that needs saying - it's quite obvious.  You can't
access the contents of structures without their definitions being

Russell King
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