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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Bounty for tla on win32

From: Ron Parker
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Bounty for tla on win32
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 18:23:12 -0600 (CST)
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John F Meinel Jr said:
> One of the big things for path compression would be to support the
> alternative naming scheme. So instead of requiring
> category/category--branch/category--branch--version/... you could just
> do category/branch/version, as at least for my projects, the category is
> very long, and repeating it 3 times is fairly expensive. This seems like
> you could have a check, so that if there is a '--' in the name, then you
> know it is category--branch, and if it's not there, it is branch. I know
> it was mentioned that the code is simpler the other way, but it really
> eats up a lot of space.

While this has been proposed by numerous users, even myself when I first
started working with tla, this is not a solution that Tom is likely to
support merging into his archive. If I am wrong on this he can correct me.

That being the case, I will probably just extend, modify and integrate
lode's work. Once tla-on-cygwin passes some basic testing, I will consider
performance improvements.  How to improve performance seems pretty obvious
having worked with the code.

I don't particularly like the numeric directory name mapping that the
current pathcompression code uses, but it is workable and should allow
faster lookup than some sort of string-to-string mapping, in significantly
less code.

Now, lets see if I can get the stuff moved over to a machine with a
working tla and put up those archives I mentioned this morning.

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