Re: Icons of program

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Andrew Hulme-Jones <> writes:

Mark> Another couple of points before I sign off,

Mark> 2) A friend pointed out that doing _things_ to the fs in command
Mark> line mode would mean that the graphical display would need
Mark> tidied up in real time (or as near as poss.) has any thought
Mark> been given to this?

Congratulations!  You've found one of the few OS-level features where
NT genuinely beats Unix.

On NT you can watch a directory tree for changes.  Programs like
Explorer (or whatever the file manager is called) do this so they can
react even when you change the file system from the command line.
Cool stuff (though, predictably, the Win32 API for this is a botch).

On Unix all you can do is poll -- lose, lose.

Contemplating something better for Unix is fun, but it will probably
never happen.  Bummer.  It might be doable in the HURD, but that is
still a pretty small niche.


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