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.