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Re: Another patch, for discussion tho

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Another patch, for discussion tho
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:27:46 +0200

Bruce Korb wrote:
> Attached are several files, one the patch, another a derived file based on
> a file that is part of the patch, and the last is the tool used to derive
> the header from the mapping file.
> I've had this toy kicking around for a decade or so.  If it were
> part of some project, it might be libiberty or maybe gnulib or
> maybe coreutils.  Uncertain what to do with it, I've kept it
> basically hidden.  The idea is to specify character classes for
> a particular program or group of programs and emit the classification
> table.  Zack did it for GCC.  There are some ad-hoc methods in the
> core utils, including fmt.  I chose fmt as the example because it
> was especially trivial and would still demonstrate it.
> So it's all attached for your amusement.  Probably needs a better name.

I suppose the motivation is performance?
If so, have you measured the improvement?

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