[armedbear-devel] [20100128] JAR file support patches

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Thu Jan 28 14:29:27 UTC 2010

On 1/28/10 1:36 PM, Ville Voutilainen wrote:
> 2010/1/28 Mark Evenson<evenson at panix.com>:
>> 3)  Possibly reestablish the use ZipCache, although I don't think its a
>> win in its previous form.  Maybe something using a timer thread to
>> invalidate?  Seems wrong.
> *shudder* starting threads without somebody asking for it is a big
> no-no for a library.
> I find the mention of it appalling.

Yeah, yeah.  I hear you loud and clear, as "appalling" certainly 
confirms my own aversion to this approach.

Can either you or Erik provide me with a before/after scenario that led 
Erik to code ZipCache as it stands?  There seems to be little subjective 
difference that I can tell loading without ZipCache in my patches. 
Alesssio's information about the "hidden" ZipCache in the JVM would 
explain this absence of difference, but I would like to at least take a 
stab at "proving" that not using it in Load hasn't made a difference.

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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