> For a front-end to have to open and read through another file to create it's list of
> arcade drivers is going to add a lot of extra I/O and take a lot longer. Not to
> mention relying on the timely release of the file. Like Ciro said, it's a bummer.
Since Ciro's goal in doing so is to prevent his users from ever seeing about half the work I (and many others) have put into the combined project, it *should* incur some pain. They'll never know how good the GBA driver is now, or be able to play hap's handhelds.
That said, a 100KB file parses in about a quarter second if you aren't doing it wrong.