[Python-Dev] wait time [was: Ext4 data loss]

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Mar 12 22:09:38 CET 2009

> Let me try some examples.
> Suppose I'm running my applications on a laptop and I don't want the
> disk to be spinning continually while I work.  I'm willing to take the
> risk of data loss in order to extend my battery life.

So when you select "Save" in your application, would you like the data
to be saved, or would you accept that they get lost? If the latter,
what kind of interaction would you perform with your application to
indicate that you *do* want the data to appear on disk?


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