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Re: lynx-dev cookie file observation/question

From: Kim DeVaughn
Subject: Re: lynx-dev cookie file observation/question
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 00:38:59 -0700

On Thu, May 27, 1999, brian j. pardy (address@hidden) said:
| > A curiousity that I've noticed, is that on each lynx invocation,
| > the new .cookie file that is written upon exiting lynx, is written
| > in the reverse order of the pre-invocation file (ie, invoke/exit
| > lynx twice in a row, and the .cookie file is back to the original
| > order).
| Indeed that does happen, and led me down quite a few incorrect paths
| when I was attempting to debug the trunc problems.  It's an annoyance
| more than anything, AFAICT it is not being done for a reason -- it's
| just an artifact of how they're stored in cookie_list (in store_cookie())
| when read from the file.  Each new cookie is inserted at the head of
| the list, not at the end.

In case you haven't seen it yet, in one of the recent -pre.n distributions
(pre.6 or pre.7, IIRC), Tom seems to have fixed this, so that now the
.cookie file is written the same on each invocation (cookies now get
added to the end of the internal list).


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