[Esa-l] Files to poison: Hybris

Ron Johnson rjohnson at rjohnson.com
Wed Dec 13 20:36:22 PST 2000

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, John D. Hardin is thought to have said:

> If you've already got the file, why waste cycles diffing it just to
> see whether it's changed? Just replace the existing file. Granted, you
> may want notification about changes, but the expensive part is
> retrieving the file, not replacing the existing one.

I stand corrected.

For that scenario (http/CGI get with options), you should not need to diff
the result file.  

The resulting file would have been exactly what the requestor requested
anyway -- providing that the results are intact, and no errors occurred.  
Error detection/correction should probably be part of the "get" process
anyway.  So...

Yep.  Nod.  Uh-huh.

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