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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>, Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>, gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: proj/portage:master commit in: pym/portage/dbapi/
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:20:35
Message-Id: 201111261119.53793.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: proj/portage:master commit in: pym/portage/dbapi/ by Nirbheek Chauhan
On Saturday 26 November 2011 07:50:27 Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Fabian Groffen wrote: > > On 26-11-2011 16:56:41 +0530, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote: > >> [...] Besides, sorting even 30,000 > >> entries (if you're merging every ebuild in portage) should not take > >> more than a few secs. > > > > A linux kernel has around that much of files, and I really wonder if > > it's worth waiting a couple of seconds (probably more on sparc and arm > > systems) just because then the files are in sorted order. > > I'm not sure the two are really comparable. However, looking at a > simple string sort on 30,000 strings, I don't see it taking a > significant amount of time at all:
sure, it's probably not significantly higher, but i also can't see any point in sorting the entries. we've been doing fine so far in the 10+ years of it being unsorted. so unless Arfrever has a compelling reason, time to revert. -mike

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