The progress bar that doesn't convey any sense of progress (was Re: ...)

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Fri Nov 27 02:59:32 GMT 2009


On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 13:31 +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
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> I don't see where the "20 characters" thing comes from.
> 
> I don't think it's a good use of time to reiterate all the things that
> could be improved in this, as opposed to just doing them.  I do know
> of several.  I will try to land some soon and you can see if you like
> it better.
> 
> The idea that we should show total_bytes/total_time rather than
> instantaneous bytes/time is interesting to me.  I find it interesting
> to see it change over time.
> 
> Maybe we should have an option (or just always) print the total data
> and time at end end, like what -Dhpss does?

Well, we do show total bytes, just not total time. I think adding it
would be sensible. As for printing it at the end, I'm not keen on that
unless really requested; its very geeky.

-Rob
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