Re: Policy Suggestion - User Configuration Files
On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 04:52:46PM +0100, Gerd Knorr wrote:
> > > Still speaking as a user, I'm not annoyed by a dotfile per program I
> > > use. I'm much more annoyed by all the useless dotfiles, created by
> > > programs that I run once, and never again, without even having saved a
> > > configuration, or done anything else that would require the program to
> > > save state.
> > I'm annoyed at things like ~/.libquicktime_codecs which got pulled in with a
> > recent xawtv upgrade...
> libquicktime does that, not xawtv.
And I, speaking as a user, care? :)
> > % ls -l .libquicktime_codecs
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 joy joy 12854 2003-01-05 19:14 .libquicktime_codecs
> > % head -4 .libquicktime_codecs
> > # This is the codec database file for libquicktime
> > # It is automatically generated and should not be edited.
> > # If you canged it, and your libquicktime program doesn't work
> > # anymore, delete it, and you will get a new one
> > Useless.
> It caches information to reduce startup times. dlopen() 10 *.so files
> and doing various function calls to get all the info stored in that file
> takes some time ...
Yeah but I _don't_ _need_ _no_ _libquicktime_ _codecs_, so avoiding to waste
all that time can be done simply by not doing that unless I have actually
requested something that needs libquicktime codecs.
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