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

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 00:19:16 +1000

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 22:42 -0400, James Blackwell wrote:
> Ok then. My quick straw poll comes up with "one guy against, everyone
> else for". I happen to be for it myself.
> Jivera, Rob, Tom, (anybody else I missed), any opinions? 
> I'm going to work up a patch for this tonight, but there's still plenty
> of time to discuss this. I'm not planning on releasing 1.2.3rc1 until 8
> Oct. If there's any reasonable objections prior to that point, I'm fine
> with pulling it.

I'm against it: .listing files have cache coherency problems, non-ACID
properties & generally should die (but cannot due to the non-ubiquitous
nature of webdav).

I'm not cognisant of Tom's 'security issues' stuff, but IMO the above is
enough to keep .listing as optional, not recommended, and therefore not


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