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Re: notify api

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: notify api
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:46:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> MA> Beside autorevert.el, I haven't seen use cases yet.
> Could Gnus set up notifications against a directory (Maildir or nnml)?

For sure.

> Then it wouldn't have to scan the directory to find out what files have
> been added or deleted.
> Another possible use case is that `dired' and `vc-dir' could autoupdate
> so you don't have to hit `g' to refresh.
> A buffer for a VC-controlled file, e.g. with Git, could listen for
> notifications on the directory and notice when the current branch or
> other information change and at least update the modeline.
> I hope these are interesting :)

Yep. But somebody has to take the ball, and implement it. I've done it
for autorevert, likely I won't track the other cases.

> Ted

Best regards, Michael.

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