On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 12:15 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > 
> > For the export stuff its terrible slow. :(
> What kind of _strange_ scripting architecture is so fast that there's a
> difference between "cat-file" and "ls-tree" and can handle 17,000 files in
> 60,000 revisions, yet so slow that you can't trivially convert 20 bytes of 
> data?

Sorry I was neither talking about "cat-file ..." nor about the 20 byte
conversion. I was talking about the bk export script, which writes the
objects itself. Doing this with the git-tools would slow it down, as I
have the retrieved data already in memory. It does not slow me down to
create the binary ref, but its annoying.

I just figured, that some revtools might have the need to use direct
pointers into objects and face the same problem the other way round.


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