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Re: autorevert.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: autorevert.el
Date: 19 Mar 2004 01:06:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>    Both of these alternatives sound wrong to me.  I think on Windows
>    Emacs should listen to the special message sent by the OS whenever the
>    contents of some directory changes.  I believe this is how the Windows
>    Explorer and other programs know when to refresh their views of files
>    in a directory.

Currently there's no way to do it in elisp and the problem happens as much
for dired than for auto-revert, so it's really not specific to auto-revert.

> I do not know anything about non-POSIX operating systems and hence
> will not be able to do this myself.  I also do not have access to

Don't worry about it.  Please install your autorevert-stale-function (or
whatever the name) patch as soon as it's ready.  All it has to do is to get
rid of the current autorevert-dired horror.


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