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Re: [PATCH] Added inotify support.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Added inotify support.
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:57:29 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:46:33 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Btw, what are Emacs use cases for using this kind of feature?
> Apart from those mentioned on the original message (dired or magit's (or
> vc-dir) status view) I'll like to mention auto-revert-mode.

All those need either a single file to be watched or don't need any
details about what exactly changed (dired).  That's a far cry from
what's being proposed.

> You are leaving this case to extremes. Emacs already allows you to do
> very silly things. Let's not throw out useful features simply because
> they might be abused.

I didn't suggest to throw away anything.  I suggested to think about
the API we provide, so that it could be simpler and safer.  Abuse has
nothing to do with naivette.

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