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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 23:03:10 -0400
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On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 07:58:47PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > I can't see that it would cause any harm; it's just one small
>     > invisible file per directory in tree few people ever look at...
> On the contrary.  Anyone looking at the directory over http is looking
> at the file and depending upon its accuracy, which can not be
> transactionally guaranteed (hence `archive-fixup').

Yeah, I thought about that, but I decided it didn't really matter.  Anybody
that actually _uses_ the .listing files will have to deal with these issues
anyway, and the presence of screwed up .listing files doesn't actually hurt
anybody that doesn't use them.

AFAICS, your worry is that by making the transition from "doesn't use" to
"use" painless, people will be less prepared to handle these issues, but I'm
not sure i see it -- just doing "echo ..." + "archive-fixup" doesn't actually
educate anybody as to what's going on, it's a magic button they press.

We have met the enemy, and he is us.  -- Pogo

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