A wish for the File Team

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Sat Nov 5 16:35:47 UTC 2005

On 5-Nov-05, at 1:44 AM, stéphane ducasse wrote:

> hi guys
> This is years that craig is telling us that Flow is cool and better.
> Now I would like to know if we could build a group of person that  
> really evaluate it:
>     - is it good?
>     - can we build a migration plan to use it?
>     - does it make sense?
>     - how much will it cost us (VM modification)?
> So is this target for the File team?
It might be if Craig applies enough backsheesh to the right places.

Issues I can recall from last time I looked at his code-
too much handwritten stuff in the plugin, so rewriting to do before  
I'd accept it for VMMaker
all in one plugin (easy forhis own convenience, bad for VMMaker)
strong attachment to host threads, so a bummer for no-thread OS's and  
embedded platforms
the big one - it's a new way of doing the whole socket/sewrial/midi/ 
file thing and so involves people spending the effort to learn it and  
dump the old code and habits.

On the very plus side, the old code is horrible, Flow is cleaner.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim

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