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Re: auto-save periodically, not just at crash time

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 10:46:33 -0600
Message-ID: <38D10FE9.8883696D@w3.org>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
CC: www-amaya@w3.org
Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr wrote:
> In-reply-to: Your message of Fri, 10 Mar 2000 13:49:25 -0500."
>              <38C9435E.D187EA99@w3.org>
> > How about having it do that local auto-save every 10 seconds
> > or so, crash or no crash? That way, even if it goes into
> > an infinite loop and I have to kill it without giving
> > it a chance to save, I won't lose my work.
> Writing the document each 10 seconds is not a guaranty against
> infinite loops because a large part of the code is also used
> during the saving.

No, but it does provide a guarantee that Amaya will lose at most 10
of my work. If Amaya is going to go into an infinite loop when
I try to save, I want to know that before I've entrusted it
with, say, a half-hour of work.

[more on the specific bug, which just happened again, separately.]

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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