On Monday 02 May 2005 21:23, Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> * Durk Talsma -- Monday 02 May 2005 21:16:
> > I don't know what point you're trying to make: either that there is such
> > a big discrepancy between the number of files that are checked for their
> > precence, and the fact that there are currently none in CVS,
>
> Well, checking for 50000 files when we can probably only expect a few
> hundreds in the next ten years seems like a waste of performance. No big
> problem on Linux with normal file systems (apart from the needless noise in
> debugging runs). But I wouldn't be surprised if this is a problem on other
> operating systems, like Win95. (Or NFS?)
>
> I thought the alternative approach would be obvious. Instead of checking
> for the existence of 50000 possible files just ask the system for actual
> files?
>

Okay, thanks for clarifying. I see what you mean. I'll put this on my TODO 
list. Might take a few weeks though before I'm fully back to working on this. 
Cheers,
Durk


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