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Re: [Monotone-devel] responses to some IRC discussion of 'automate'

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] responses to some IRC discussion of 'automate'
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 15:12:10 -0700
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On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 12:00:58AM +0200, Thomas Moschny wrote:
> On Sunday 06 August 2006 22:59 wrote Nathaniel Smith:
> > <CIA-2> 2006-08-06 Thomas Moschny <address@hidden>
> > <CIA-2>  Make the block size for automate stdio configurable:
> >
> > Why should automate stdio block size be configurable?
> Because it is easier to make some measurements (you asked for some benchmarks 
> when this came up last time) this way than to recompile x-times for different 
> values of the constant ;-)

Sure.  (Though for simple measurement it often suffices to use a quick
getenv() type call, and commit it on a branch if you commit it at

> Second, some people were ancient about changing this value.

Not sure what you mean here.

> And last, the best value might be dependant on the architecture, and/or 
> change 
> over time.

Probably that's our job to adjust the default, then -- in practice I
can't imagine that the API's users can or will track this anywhere
near as well as we can.

-- Nathaniel

In mathematics, it's not enough to read the words
you have to hear the music

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