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Re: Quadratic performance due to symlink processing

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Quadratic performance due to symlink processing
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 00:31:39 -0700
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On 7/24/22 10:47, Gavin Smith wrote:

In theory this should be quite straightforward to fix, assuming the analysis
stated here is correct, by using a different data structure to the linked

It's a little trickier than that as the order of the list is significant. However I took a crack at it by installing the attached patch into the development repository on savannah.gnu.org. Something like this should appear in the next Tar release.

I will attempt to contact Martin Dørum, author of the GitLab blog you mentioned, though contacting GitLab users can be a bit of a hit-or-miss proposition.

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