On 1 September 2012 00:38, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com> wrote:
The current syntax is actually hard to machine-parse,
with lots of
language-specific overrides and weird options that combine in non-obvious
ways. Not to mention that it overrides the simple link syntax... I wish
when we'd renamed Image: to File: that we'd left the magic behavior only on
the Image: alias so that links would be rationalized. :(
PROBLEM: Thumbnails are taking up a lot of disk space.
SOLUTION: Completely revamp image syntax in a backwards-incompatible manner.
There's something excessive there ...
Is it really the case that the server can't get atime of the images?
iIf it can, then we *know* which thumbs may as well be trashed and
regenerated as and when someone cares. If it can't, why not?