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Re: why not just .newsrc?

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: why not just .newsrc?
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:09:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg writes:
> One thing I don't understand is, if .newsrc-dribble is
> used to track every little change, just to have in case
> of a crash (which never happens), then why not do that
> to .newsrc itself, keeping it up-to-date constantly?
> (.newsrc or .newsrc.eld)

. That would increase the chance of a crash corrupting .newsrc.eld
  itself, instead of just the dribble file.

. It would make it more difficult to quit Gnus without saving
  .newsrc.eld in case you did something stupid (you'd have to store undo
  information instead, leading to a reverse dribble file).


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