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Re: fts: make find *much* faster on dirent.d_type-challenged FS

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: fts: make find *much* faster on dirent.d_type-challenged FS
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:04:17 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I vaguely recall feeling a slight twinge as I did that,
>>> but since coreutils proper has been using decl-after-stmt,
>>> for so long, I let it slide.
>> How does that work?  Do most compilers out there really support
>> decl-after-stmt (not likely?!), or do you offer a patch for users with
>> older compilers?
> I used to maintain a patch, src/c99-to-c89.diff, that would perform the
> conversion, but stopped 4 or 5 months ago.  It was not worth the trouble.
> So far, no one has complained.


I'll sneak in one decl-after-stmt in some of my projects and see if
anyone complains too.  Using decl-after-stmt can improve code
readability so if it is possible to use, I'd like to make more use of


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