[U-Boot-Users] Reading out version_string from a binary

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Nov 21 18:58:02 CET 2006

In message <20061121161859.GG10032 at igloo.df.lth.se> you wrote:
> That's the normal way to do it and it's a good way to do it, except for
> that my employer doesn't want a solution that reads through the whole
> binary.

There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way  is  to
make  it  so  simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the
other is to make it so complicated that there are  no  obvious  defi-
ciencies.                             - Charles Anthony Richard Hoare

You may

a) try to explain to him why a much simpler approach is much  better;
   I  guess  efficiency  it  not exactly an issye here - you won't be
   doing this zillion times per second.
b) do what he wants against your own firm conviction
c) start looking for a new job

Or in short: love it, leave it, or change it.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
While most peoples' opinions change, the conviction of their correct-
ness never does.

More information about the U-Boot mailing list