[racket-dev] File is really large ( 5 MB), really open?

2010-09-26 Thread John Clements
I accidentally opened a sound file in DrRacket today; cue six minutes of thrashing and computer unhappiness. Would it be okay if I added a second-check dialog to DrRacket that checked the size of a file before opening it, and asked for confirmation before opening files larger than, say, 5MB?

Re: [racket-dev] File is really large ( 5 MB), really open?

2010-09-26 Thread Robby Findler
Sure! Robby On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM, John Clements cleme...@brinckerhoff.org wrote: I accidentally opened a sound file in DrRacket today; cue six minutes of thrashing and computer unhappiness.  Would it be okay if I added a second-check dialog to DrRacket that checked the size of a

Re: [racket-dev] File is really large ( 5 MB), really open?

2010-09-26 Thread Jake Eakle
I would humbly suggest that this dialog should, in order of ease-to-implement a) display the size of the file, b) let the user know why they might not wish to proceed, and c) give some indication of how much memory they should probably have in order to expect reasonable performance. Jake On

Re: [racket-dev] File is really large ( 5 MB), really open?

2010-09-26 Thread John Clements
On Sep 26, 2010, at 9:58 PM, Jake Eakle wrote: I would humbly suggest that this dialog should, in order of ease-to-implement a) display the size of the file, b) let the user know why they might not wish to proceed, and c) give some indication of how much memory they should probably have in