Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Apr 14 18:50:45 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 09:41:36PM -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 6:18 PM -0700 4/14/04, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Wed, Apr 14, 2004, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> > >
> > > My hope is that if I get far enough along into the pkg-data
> > > project, the result would be that many of the common operations
> > > would be faster.  However, right now I can only say "that is one
> > > of my goals", and I can't prove it would actually happen...
> >
> >There's only a few things that execute external commands in the
> >common code path of port makefiles.  I've been working hard to
> >remove or limit them, and as I mentioned above it's possible to
> >optimize the current framework a lot further without too much
> >hard work.
> Hmm.  Well, if the pkg-data ideas did not actually speed things
> up (as I hope they will), then that would eliminate one of the
> main reasons that I have been interested in investigating them.
> I do still suspect pkg-data would be faster, but maybe it won't
> be as much of a difference as I am hoping it will be.

I wouldn't want to bet the farm without seeing it in action, i.e. this
isn't a selling point unless you can show it to be true.

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