[Mailman-Developers] New LockFile.py
Tue, 02 May 2000 15:15:00 -0700
> >>>>> "DM" == Dan Mick <Dan.Mick@West.Sun.COM> writes:
> >> "RJ" == Ron Jarrell <email@example.com> writes:
> >> RJ> Unless the machine crashed, which is why you're fscking
> >> the RJ> file system :-). True, true.
> DM> Setting dates in the future seems like a really bad idea to
> DM> me...
> Can you elaborate? Are you aware of specific problems?
The heat that will be generated in my brain when I try to use standard date-based
techniques to deal with such files....
No, I don't know of any current program that will or won't break. But it's
certainly what I would call "violating a fundamental precept", and I don't
see why it's necessary; if we need some delta to a future time, the lock file can
always have contents.
It just strikes me as "too clever for its own good, to not very much advantage".