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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 12:21:18

[2002-11-18] David Abrahams wrote:

>Perhaps we should investigate this...
>From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish_at_[hidden]>
>I'm currently doing a bit of profiling to optimize a rather large build
>system. And while doing so, I stumbled over the following line in
> t->boundname = search( t->name, &t->time );
>Why would one do that? I somehow suspect, that it is an unneeded leftover
>from copying and pasting compile_include(). At least the unchanged comment
>for `parse->left' (preceding the function definition) seems to support
>that suspicion.
>For search() causes disk access (one or more timestamp()s), excessive
>use of on target rule execution can result in a significantly decreased
>build system performance.
>CU, Ingo

That line certainly looks like it's superfluous. Fortunately, or
unfortunately depending on point of view, it's something we won't run into.
That is unless we start using "rule-name on target-name ..." invocations.

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