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Re: Indexed search with grep-like output

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Indexed search with grep-like output
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:06:29 +0200

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:15:25 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> > The GNU Id-utils package already does that for searching identifiers
> > in program source code.  The package comes with id-utils.el, which
> > implements the Emacs front-end for it, and produces grep-like output.
> Nice. I have never seen it.
> However that does not use a modern indexed database that is
> automatically incrementally updated.

Why does it matter?  mkid is lightning fast; I have it run once a week
when I'm usually away of my development machine, and it needs only 15
minutes to index all my tens of thousands of source files in 3
humongously large source repositories.  With such speed, why should
one care for incremental updates?  You are being brain-washed by
producers of slow indexing engines, if you think incremental indexing
is a must.

The same goes for `locate' DB updates: it needs only 9 minutes to
generate a DB of 758,000 files on my 2 large disks.

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