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Re: [PATCH] shortlog: skip format/parse roundtrip for internal traversal

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 10:44:46AM +0200, René Scharfe wrote:

> Am 08.09.2017 um 11:21 schrieb Jeff King:
> > Note that the non-stdin path no longer looks at the "mailmap" entry of
> > "struct shortlog" (instead we use the one cached inside pretty.c). But
> > we still waste time loading it. I'm not sure if it's worth addressing
> > that. It's only once per program invocation, and it's a little tricky to
> > fix (we do shortlog_init() before we know whether or not we're using
> > stdin). We could just load it lazily, though, which would cover the
> > stdin case.
> The difference in performance and memory usage will only be measurable
> with really big mailmap files.  However, it may be an opportunity for
> simplifying the mailmap API in general.  Conceptually the map data
> should fit into struct repository instead of being read and stored by
> each user, right?

Yes, I think it would be fine to have a single "the_mailmap", and in
post-struct-repository world, that's where it should go.