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#55 update opened file when changed

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nobody
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2013-01-01
2008-10-28
Anonymous
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It is not really problem, but it is little uncomfortable when i am programming for ZX Spectrum and i must reload generated TAP every time when i recompile my Z80 sources.

I think - can be very usefull update opened TAP in emulator or other file immediatelly when it was changed by other program. May be switchable option.

Collision with changes in opened file can be solved by any message/dialog for user.

Thanks
Cygnus

Discussion

  • I think you would only get a good performance with this if your OS supported file update notifications (which I guess is a feature that is spreading).

    Probably need an API where the app calls for notifications of a file update, and a callback to notify the file has been updated? It would also need to be clever enough to not get confused by saving an updated snap/disk etc.

    If it is nicely wrapped up in compat/ I am sure it would have a decent chance of getting accepted.