cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 6 15:49:17 PST 2005
Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> 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
I agree with both of these.
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