thoughts

I’ve been looking at the porting documentation.

Right now it’s wrong, because it talks about porting *test*, but you don’t port test – test has no porting stuff in it. You need to port libcommon; it’s that which has the abstraction layer for test.

It’s called libcommon because although it’s not in this release, there’s also a benchmark programme, and there’s also a libbenchmark, which has another, fatter abstraction layer needed by the benchmark programme.

So it’s a complex mess.

What I’m thinking now is to remove the abstraction layer from liblfds, get rid of libcommon and libbenchmark and have libporting (porting abstraction layer). This will contain all of the abstraction layers – you implement as much as you need to get what you want working, i.e. there’s a minimal layer for liblfds, a bit more on top of that for test, then quite a bit more for benchmark.

libcommon and libbenchmark also contain quite a bit of utility code used by test and benchmark, but I can move that code into the programmes themselves – just to get it out of the way from the user.

Thing is, I really do NOT want to go off into major surgury land at this point. I want to get a release out.