Off list: Re: [OS X TeX] status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?
Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 11:19:43 EST 2005
Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2005, at 9:02 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>>> Understand that while Spotlight doesn't index all text files that
>>>> might be a blessing.
>> I don't like anyone to do things for my own good. If not the next
>> thing, then the next one is sure to be "trusted computing", what
>> Stallman calls "treacherous computing". I don't want to rislk
>> getting off topic but I think that it is a real danger, one that
>> everyone ought at least to be aware of (I wasn't until recently) and
>> one more than likely to occur sooner than later.
>> Aside from its "style"—which can be annoying, I think that the
>> following is a must reading
>> Frightened regards
> I was referring to the performance hit all the indexing would take
> rather than what any individual might find informative. Also, there
> is such a thing as information overload; although that threshold
> varies from individual to individual.
Since, as you say, it would be a matter of … preference, I am sure that
the threshold could be controlled … in the Preferences rather than by
So, the question, is: Why isn't it? Answer: Just leave it to the
experts. (Never mind that the experts stand to profit by such
"delegation of power". And I will refrain to give a couple of off topic
but current examples.)
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