[fpc-pascal] Re: Searching for files all over the disk

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 17:00:42 CEST 2012

On 20-8-2012 16:47, Jürgen Hestermann wrote:
> Am 2012-08-20 16:28, schrieb Mattias Gaertner:
>> Apparently it is a bad idea to scan a root directory. See
>> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=22630
> Well, it is a bad idea to wildly scan directory branches "just in case"
> at all.
> That's fooling so many people and there is no good reason for doing so.
> Only paths specified by the user (i.e. in config) should be searched.
> This bug reports makes it totaly obvious.
> Beeing too smart is never a good idea (for a program).
> The only outcome of such things is that users don't understand what is
> happening.
> I would not want any program to heavily scan my disk(s) and pick up any
> file that seems
> to fit for whatever then doing things to (or with) it I cannot control
> anymore.

Then it is perhaps time for you to put your money where your mouth is
and submit a "proper" patch?
I myself have been quite happy with the Delphi converter... and I would
love to see it improved.

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