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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Upcoming release of 1.2.2rc1

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Upcoming release of 1.2.2rc1
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 13:52:07 -0400

Robin Farine wrote:
>>>Why is it a problem at all when an embedded file id crosses the 1K
>>>boundary ? I thought it was just a limit to _search_ for an id. Can
>>>someone comment on this ?

jblack chimed in:
>> Its a problem because you thought the tag was "this is my tag", but
>> tla thinks the tag is "this is". Imagine the resulting mess when you
>> try and add tag that happens to be "this is". 

Aaron Bentley wrote:
> I think Robin's proposing that taglines which cross the 1K boundary
> should be ignored completely.  (Thus, untagged-source in many cases.)

Oh, geeze. I'm not touching that with a ten foot pole.

> My own idea was that taglines which crossed that boundary should be
> read properly instead of being truncated, but it seems like a lot of
> effort for very little gain.

That is really the right fix, but that part of inv-ids.c needs to be
refactored first.

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