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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: my whack at better status output
Date Mon, 29 Apr 1996 14:57:33 GMT
Robert S. Thau wrote:
>   Looks awful in lynx.  :(
> Hmmm... what version of lynx?  (Do the rumors I hear about table-capable
> versions have any substance?)
> BTW, on the issue of multiple scoreboard passes, I'm not sure how much
> of a practical concern that is --- after all, things can change even in
> the middle of a *single* pass through the scoreboard.  The only way to
> be sure that the output reflects the actual state of everything at a 
> single moment of time is to copy out a snapshot into a private buffer.
> (This may not be the case with systems which store the scoreboard in a
> file and do explicit resynchs, but it is definitely the case with the
> shared-memory versions).

Even copying from shared memory isn't totally safe without a semaphore of some
kind, surely?



> rst

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