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Re: Change #6

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-03-29 02:30:56 CEST

Hmm. That was a bit short.

There may be enough facilities on both sides of the network to enable delta
deliveries at this point. I'll poke at it.

-g

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 04:11:54PM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> Ah, I see. A practical requirement for plain text streams is overridden by a
> theoretical need of composing editors?
>
> Feh.
>
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 05:55:48PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > > On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 06:20:52PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > > > > Euh... I still need Change #7 (from STACK) to enable sending files
> > > > > up to the server.
> > > >
> > > > I don't understand. What do copy nodes have to do with enabling
> > > > sending files up to the server?
> > >
> > > Sorry. #6
> >
> > Have you read the problem noted in that item? Here's the relevant bit
> > from STACK:
> >
> > Editor composition becomes more difficult if we use streams. A
> > window is a discrete chunk of data that can be used by several
> > consumers, but streams are different: if consumer A reads some
> > data off a stream, then when consumer B reads, she'll get
> > different results. You'd have to design your streams in a funky
> > way to make this not be a problem.
> >
> > In some circumstances, this isn't an issue. After all, usually
> > a set of composed editors is a bunch of lightweight editors,
> > that don't do much, surrounding a core editor that does the real
> > work. For example, an editor that prints out filenames wrapped
> > with an editor that actually updates those files. In such
> > cases, the lightweight editor simply never reads data off the
> > stream, so the core editor is not deprived of anything.
> >
> > But other editors (say, a commit guard?) might want to actually
> > examine file data. That could have bad consequences if we
> > switch from windows to streams.
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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