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Re: remember(-diary).el

From: Michael Olson
Subject: Re: remember(-diary).el
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 20:05:23 -0500
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Michael Olson <address@hidden>
>> Is this information about the underlying filesystem available in
>> some way to Emacs Lisp programs?
> We could make it available quite easily, but what do you suggest the
> application code does with this information?

An additional use case for this code is to detect whether the underlying
file system supports file modification times.  I'm not entirely certain
of this, but I think that at least some variants of FAT, perhaps all, do
not support them.  One of the programs I maintain (not part of Emacs
yet) relies on file modification times in order to accurately determine
which files need to have their contents updated after a corresponding
change to a "source" file.

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