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Re: autorevert.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: autorevert.el
Date: 25 Mar 2004 12:01:24 -0500
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> I was talking about the assumption that the directory's time stamp
> changes whenever files are created or removed in that directory.

Oh, I see.  I should have figured that out.

> A more portable way of building a feature that needs to know when
> directory contents change would be to define a system-specific
> function/macro that would return an indication of that, and leave its
> implementation to platform-specific files.

In principle that may be true.  But for now I think it's perfectly fine to
just hardcode the few different ways we know of in dired-stale-buffer-p.


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