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Re: RFC: Unified Plugin Registry


> On 19 Mar 2019, at 19:46, Brian <lotharyx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> On 3/19/19 3:10 PM, Jeff Young wrote:
>> Sounds good to me, although I’d also push getting a timestamp from a library path to the bottom level.
> Jeff, when you say "a timestamp," what do you mean?  Latest modification time?

It’s a hash that we use to determine if cached information can still be used.  Last-mod time would work, but is expensive to calculate for large directories so we sometimes use other strategies to build a hash.

>> (Use the longer form of the name, we have plugin architectures for other things too.)
> So you're suggesting that IO is a good place to draw a line in the sand on just how generic this registry should be?  I probably agree; just want to make sure I understand your comment.



> -Brian
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