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Re: Emacs inotify support?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Emacs inotify support?
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 11:27:10 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     Ideal case : emacs would monitor every file
>     used by buffers, and notify of changes with the current dialog (continue,
>     refresh, etc) in visible buffers.
> To have the capability to watch a file for changes would be useful.
> To do this by default for all visited files could be more of a pain in
> the neck than a convenience.

I was thinking such a feature could be used simply to optimize
`auto-revert-mode' and `global-auto-revert-mode'.

Whether it's worth it, I don't know.  Is the cost of the current
implementation of global-auto-revert-mode high enough to be a problem,
or the granularity too coarse?

[I guess it's actually quite system-dependent]


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