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Richard Hughes hughsient at
Sun Mar 12 15:17:48 PST 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 15:06 -0800, Artem Kachitchkine wrote:
> > I guess machines, in g-p-m I translate all these permutations to
> > "Lithium Ion", but want to make the hal spec a bit more concrete and a
> > bit less random so other stuff than g-p-m can benefit.
> I'm just trying to clarify if this is beautification or has any functional 
> dependencies. From your words, there doesn't seem to be a standard for reporting 
> battery technology among battery vendors, so there will always be some creative 
> spellings HAL won't recognize. If that merely means that some GUI shows me 
> "unknown technology" or something, that's fine.

Thats the plan, just creating order for cosmetic benefit.

>  OTOH, if there's program logic 
> based on this property and unrecognized technology means loss of functionality 
> to me, then we're getting ourselves into trouble by creating an illusion of 
> order in an inherently chaotic system.

No, it remains in chaos. :-)


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