dvfs api and toolkits

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Apr 5 12:00:17 EEST 2005

On Tuesday 05 April 2005 05:32, Sean Middleditch wrote:

> Some backends might have relatively efficient support for seeking, and
> it might be possible to design the API in such a way that it can
> transparently support either native seek support or local-copy
> emulation.  Doing that could get tricky, though, in some cases - what if
> you open a large file on a backend that doesn't handle seeking but just
> stream it in?  Should the system try to create the temporary copy
> anyhow, or should the API require the developer to explicitly state, "I
> want this file to be seekable" ?

Maybe just some protocol info like is capable of seeking forward (skipping), 
capable of seeking backwards.

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