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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Cacheable DirectoryGenerator
Date Tue, 13 May 2003 21:36:31 GMT
on 5/13/03 3:44 PM Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I've updated the DirectoryGenerator so it is cacheable.
> The problem of this generator, is that the cache validity cannot be 
> known until after generation. So the validity object returned to the 
> pipeline is initially just a empty placeholder, and is filled with file 
> names and modification dates during the pipeline execution phase. When 
> pipeline execution is finished, the produced content goes into the cache 
> with a validity object which is correctly filled.
> Et voilĂ  ! This technique can be used for others components as well. The 
> first that comes to mind is the TraxTransformer to track sources 
> included using the document() function.
> And to avoid too many calls to the filesystem in search for modified 
> files, the DirectoryGenerator has an additional parameter named 
> "refreshDelay" which defines the minimum delay between filesystem 
> checks. The default is 1 second.

Can I say you are my hero?!? You saved my poor cocoon running linotype
sooooooo many calculations.

thank you.


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