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Re: Change #6

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-03-30 02:18:39 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> My comment still stands: I can see a need/use for this change. The counter
> point seems to be theoretical. So, what is the problem with doing the
> change?

It means a *whole* lot of rewriting -- lots of time and effort for
little benefit. (Unless I underestimate how hard debugging is for

Saying that "but we might be able to use sendfile() someday" is just
as theoretical as saying "but we might break future editor
compositions". Neither holds real weight. :)

(And, as Karl pointed out, we can still make debugging easier for you
by tweaking the existing system, rather than inventing a new system.
This still isn't enough?)
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