gconf brain death (was Re: [linux-elitists] Yet another mozilla atrocity)

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Oct 1 17:50:26 PDT 2003

begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 05:33:12PM -0700:

> 	I merely objected to a zillion timestamps in a file that was
> meant to be hand-edited.

That's not necessarily a deal-breaker -- presumably any program
that uses the file can substitute the file's modification time for
the timestamp of any entry whose timestamp is missing or invalid.
The user should be able to just delete the timestamp when modifying
an entry by hand and let the next program that regenerates the file
do the right thing.

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