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Subject: RE: Re[2]: Bookmark Files
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2003-01-17


No, it isn't too late for me. I hacked some playlist generation scripts to
create the playlists in a directory of my choice. My mp3 directories are
still totally mp3.

I guess my point is that I don't only ever want to use RockBox to play my
mp3s. As you know it doubles as an external harddrive, so I can connect it
to my PC and play the mp3's from there, and soon my new USB host enabled
PocketPC when it arrives. Imagine if every application I used to play my
mp3s generated its own floater files in my mp3 directory tree, it would be a
big mess.

I think these floater files are bad practice, for any application, and only
really exist becasue of lazy programmers (like me :-). At least with
RockBox we have the opportunity to avoid them. I know, I know, "show me the
code". But at this early stage, how hard is it to knock up a couple of
basic floater file functions:

FILE *OpenFloatFile(int accessType, char *pFullBaseFileName, char
*pFloatFileExt);

and

bool CloseFloatFile(FILE *floatFileHandle);

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Björn Stenberg [mailto:bjorn_at_haxx.se]
> Sent: 17 January 2003 15:34
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: Re[2]: Bookmark Files
>
>
> Stuart Tedford wrote:
> > It is messy and annoying when making backups and browsing etc etc.
>
> Exclude them from your backup. Select "Music only" display in
> your browser.
>
> > To use a software engineers analogy, I'd rather treat my
> mp3 directories
> > like source code directories. Only source code goes in there,
>
> Too late, you already have playlists.
>
> > any external "floater files" (generated by an editor for
> example) go in
> > a seperate directory
>
> The "floater files" are not binary crap that only Rockbox
> understands. They are text files the user edits to his liking.
>
> --
> Björn
>



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