Re: CGI and typing files by suffix

Jim Davis (
Mon, 10 Jan 1994 09:46:31 -0500

> From Mon Jan 10 09:36:07 1994
> From: Charles Henrich <>
> Subject: Re: CGI and typing files by suffix
> Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1993 10:40:08 -0500 (EST)
> its the useless stat calls that are driving me nuts here.
> Let me explain what happens on an AFS filesystem when you stat
> something thats not existant.... Talk about a waste of a few billion
> clock cycles!

We will be better served in the long run if we do not base our
designs on the current implementation of AFS or for that matter Unix.
Clock cycles get cheaper every day, but every kludgy feature you
add is paid for in human labor, which grows ever more expensive.