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




Am 17.04.2017 um 06:05 schrieb Junio C Hamano:
Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> writes:
This is about command line completion. We go a long way to avoid
forking processes there. What is 10x faster on Linux despite of
forking a process may not be so on Windows.

Doesn't this depend on how many paths there are?  If there are only
a few paths, the loop in shell would beat a pipe into sed even on
Linux, I suspect, and if there are tons of paths, at some number,
loop in shell would become slower than a single spawning of sed on
platforms with slower fork, no?

Absolutely. I just want to make sure a suggested change takes into account the situation on Windows, not only the "YESSSS!" and "VERY WELL!" votes of Linux users ;)

-- Hannes