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Re: Index files autocompletion too slow in big repositories (w / suggestion for improvement)

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 12:08 AM, Carlos Pita <carlosjosepita@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is much faster (below 0.1s):
> __git_index_files ()
> {
>     local dir="$(__gitdir)" root="${2-.}" file;
>     if [ -d "$dir" ]; then
>         __git_ls_files_helper "$root" "$1" | \
>             sed -r 's@/.*@@' | uniq | sort | uniq
>     fi
> }
> time __git_index_files
> real    0m0.075s
> user    0m0.083s
> sys    0m0.010s
> Most of the improvement is due to the simpler, non-grouping, regex.
> Since I expect most of the common prefixes to arrive consecutively,
> running uniq before sort also improves things a bit. I'm not removing
> leading double quotes anymore (this isn't being done by the current
> version, anyway) but this doesn't seem to hurt.
> Despite the dependence on sed this is ten times faster than the
> original, maybe an option to enable fast index completion or something
> like that might be desirable.
> Best regards

It's fine to depend on sed, these shell-scripts are POSIX compatible,
and so is sed, we use sed in a lot of the built-in shellscripts.

I think you should submit this as a patch, see Documentation/SubmittingPatches.