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Subject: RE: search a string
From: John Wood (
Date: 2002-09-06

btw, what method have you used for allowing the user to input the string to
search for?
I have a virtual keyboard interface code snippet I can give you if that
would help.

-----Original Message-----
From: François-Xavier Houard []
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: search a string

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 11:02:45AM -0400, John Wood wrote:
> It did load most of the playlist in mind you -- used malloc (which is why
> haven't submitted it, I needed to change it to use static mem which would
> slower and generally a waste of space if you ask me... using static memory
> for everything is a bad idea if you ask me, put me off developing for
> rockbox).
> My prototype had 2 options -- one for doing a scan of the whole hard disk
> (which would take about 10 seconds and would thrash the disk), and another
> that scanned the playlist. Having a third option to use an index file
> be even better. But I think you should give all options in case the index
> file isn't up to date.

Yes, sure, and even an an-device index generation would be fine.

The fact is I may not be able/have enought time to do all this stuff, so,
i'm continuing what i'v started, and if you wan't do do what you've told
about... ;)

> John

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