[opensource-dev] Log file names: considering a corner case (was: Log file names)

Boroondas Gupte sllists at boroon.dasgupta.ch
Tue Nov 9 07:59:46 PST 2010

On 11/09/2010 04:39 PM, Kent Quirk (Q Linden) wrote:
> The display names can change weekly, and as you note it would be much
> more difficult to track based on display name.
Even worse when it'd happen (though probably much less likely to occur),
two people might have the same display name at the same time, and you
might happen to chat with both in personal IMs during that time. So two
concurrent but separate discussions would end up intermixed in the same
log file if filenames were display name based.

For the (probably rare) cases when you want to re-read all messages that
reached you during a given time interval, rather than single discussion
'threads', merging logs of several discussions a posteriory (using the
logged timestamps) isn't more difficult than splitting a mixed log
(using logged account names).


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