ncm at cantrip.org
Mon Nov 3 01:20:57 UTC 1997
Paul Eggert <eggert at twinsun.com> wrote:
> From: "Olson, Arthur David" <OLSONA at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
> my guess is that the thing to do is put at the start of the file a
> count of the number of bytes worth of stamp that appear, then put
> the stamp information itself at the end of the file.
> How would this work with the Unix `file' command?
Mr. Eggert's posting seems to confuse two independent improvements:
a file magic number and a set of validity timestamps. Of course
any "record offset" for the timestamps would come after the
I agree with Mr. Olson that it would be better not to use up all
the remaining uncommitted bytes in the record for timestamps, and
that placing the offset to such a record elsewhere in the file
would be better.
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