Re: possible optimization

On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 16:27 +0100, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:18:13 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 15:34 +0100, Luca Ferretti wrote:
> ...
> > > Do you think Nautilus can follow a similar path when you are using the
> > > simple icon view (just filename as icon caption)? Here you need only
> > > filenames...
> > 
> > No, you always need the file type. (Both of the file/folder/symlink
> > variety and the mime type variety.)
> At least on GNU/Linux there is dirent.d_type backed by _DIRENT_HAVE_D_TYPE.
> ext2/ext3 also support it by its optional (usually turned on) feature
> 'filetype'. (somehow I assume this is not new to you)

Yes. I'm aware of that. However, we always need more information than
just the name. We need for instance the size to determine whether to
thumbnail or not, and the access rights so we can add e.g. non-readable

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