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Re: guix package --search slow ?

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: guix package --search slow ?
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 17:11:35 +0200

zimoun <address@hidden> writes:

>> For Emacs users, it's what helm-system-packages does.  It implements its
>> own names+synopses cache.  helm-system-packages takes some seconds on
>> first start to build the cache; after that you get instant live search! :)
> You are doing ads for your package ;-)

Helm, what else... :p

> And what do mean by this comment [2]
> ;; We build both caches at the same time. We could also build just-in-time, 
> but
> ;; benchmarks show that it only saves less than 20% when building one cache.

Here "caches" refer to the internal in-memory caches of
helm-system-packages, this has nothing to do with the "guix search..."
cache.  Poor phrasing, admittedly. :/

> Last, the "slowness" comes from `guix package --search` doing there
> [3], I guess.

Yes, helm-system-packages relies on "guix search".

Pierre Neidhardt

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