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Re: Output delimiter change


From: Francis Litterio
Subject: Re: Output delimiter change
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:28:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2 (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195)

Kai Gro├čjohann wrote:

> What do people think about changing the output delimiter a little bit?
>
> Right now, it takes the environment plus the current time plus the
> list of files (and their attributes) in $HOME, then runs the whole
> thing through `md5'.
>
> I suggest to omit the list of files and attributes.  It makes the
> whole thing very long, and the current time string should be good
> enough for most purposes anyway.
>
> Opinions?

I'm fine with it.  Besides, if the home directory is on an NFS-mounted
filesystem and the server isn't responding, then TRAMP (and Emacs) will
hang.  I didn't think of that when I first came up with the scheme to
compute the output delimiter.
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