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Re: testing for a remote file to include file on a Windows mapped drive

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: testing for a remote file to include file on a Windows mapped drive
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:36:40 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>,
>         <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:11:49 -0700
> > > Whether I access a local Windows drive (even a slow one) or 
> > > a Windows mapped network drive that happens to be in India,
> > > there is a world of difference.
> > 
> > No one in their right minds will mount a drive half the globe away via
> > NFS or similar networking filesystem.  They will always use something
> > like Tramp or ftp.  So this problem simply does not exist in practice.
> I didn't say anything about NFS or similar; I mentioned Windows mapped network
> drives.

Same same.  Note that I did say ``or similar networking filesystem''.

> I don't know what your idea of "does not exist in practice" is, but I work 
> for a
> fairly large corporation with developers and servers all over the planet, and
> that is how we work.

Then you have very strange sysadmins, IMHO.

> However, accessing a mapped
> network drive is typically much slower than accessing a local hard drive 
> (please
> - no comments about USB sticks).

That is simply not true in general, even before situations like USB
sticks are concerned.  Of course, if you are in the US and the drive
is in Asia, that could be true, but that is a very unusual situation.

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