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Re: auto-update of Info dir file?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: auto-update of Info dir file?
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 13:17:17 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think this will slow down Info startup to an intolerable degree.
>> For example, I have more than 70 such top-level Info files in my Info
>> directory, some of them compressed.
> It's probably OK if we only do the check when the mtime of the parent dir is
> more recent than the mtime of the dir file (and only under Unix, of course,
> since this presumes POSIXy semantics).

I don't understand why Drew's suggestion would be slow anyway -- it's a
simple syntactic check, which would only use the _names_ of the info
files in the directory listing.  It wouldn't even have to stat the info
files, much less read or decompress them.

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have angles, which when summed, come to know more, nor no less, than
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