On 29 May, Paul Stewart wrote in message
On Fri 29/05/09 00:12 , Rob Kendrick <rjek(a)netsurf-browser.org>
> And is another reason why people shouldn't keep !Scrap in a RAM disc,
But isn't the whole idea of !Scrap, that all the files stored inside it
are temporary files?
There's "temporary", and "temporary". Also, until someone (Adam
IIRC) came up with Cache, RISC OS didn't have defined "somewhere" to store
"non-transient internal data that isn't choices". As such, Scrap seems to
the best compromise.
Therefore storing !Scrap in a RAMDisc would appear logical.
Not really. Not least because it isn't inconceivable that something could try
and store a lot of data in Scrap, use up all the available free RAM, and crash
(or at least fail -- but I wonder how many RISC OS apps really /do/ check
WimpScrap transfers for disc full errors?).
Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England