cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Sat Feb 5 23:24:03 PST 2005
On Wednesday, 2 February 2005 at 10:18:48 -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> From: des at des.no (=?iso-8859-1?q?Dag-Erling_Smørgrav?=)
>> Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 14:16:40 +0100
>> Sender: owner-cvs-all at freebsd.org
>> Ruslan Ermilov <ru at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>>> Modified files:
>>> games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
>>> Removed 1695 fortunes also found in fortunes2.
>> I'd vote for simply merging the two.
> I'll admit to being old, but at one time fortune2 was supposed to be for
> longer fortunes while fortune was for one or two line entries. At one
> time fortune2 had some rather long entries. This is less important now
> than it was when we were (OK, I was) logging in on an ASR33 and it took
> 8 seconds for a full line of text.
> Do we really want to merge them? (Probably) But should we think about
> keeping fortune as a separate file with all messages from fortune2 that
> are less than about 200 characters. After all, some folks are still on
> fairly slow links.
I don't think that anybody is on such a slow link that this makes a
big difference any more. If they are, they've probably disabled
fortune on login anyway. I'm in favour of merging them. I'm also in
favour of adding your historical anecdote (which I didn't know about
See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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