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Re: Question about additional find-file optimizations

From: Julian Scheid
Subject: Re: Question about additional find-file optimizations
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 01:37:12 +1200

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Michael Albinus<address@hidden> wrote:
> Julian Scheid <address@hidden> writes:
>> Here's a somewhat related question. Have you ever considered something
>> like a "tramp sentinel" executable that would be checked for by tramp
>> just like it checks for, say, base64 and uuencode, and used if
>> existing?
> Not (yet). Something similar is the fish protocol, using on
> the remote side, but it is not exactly like what you propose. And it is
> slower than native ssh connection, likely due to the fish protocol.
>> It might also provide specialized encoding. For example, it could
>> detect text files and write these as an S-Expr directly (escaping
>> whitespace and non-ASCII7 characters), yielding a slightly more
>> compact on-the-wire representation than base64.
> Maybe. On the other hand, one could use scp or rsync for larger files.

It's probably worth seeing how far tramp can get without any such
specialized executable on the remote host. After all, one of Tramp's
big pluses is the very fact that it works out-of-the-box with any
random remote host.

You'd also want a tool like this to build on a wide range of
platforms, which means putting in a lot of work to keep it portable.

So... scratch this, on second thought it doesn't look like a very good idea.

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