> > For a front-end to have to open and read through another file to create it's list
> > 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
> That said, a 100KB file parses in about a quarter second if you aren't doing it
I really dont see the point here. Why would no one see the work, that was put into the GBA driver? Either somebody is interested in MESS or not. Why forcing and confronting people that always used only MAME?
Sorry, but i dont see, how this can be a good argument.