Recursive make speedup patch

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Jan 25 17:37:47 PST 2004

On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 08:03:58PM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:

> I've briefly looked through some of the modifications to the ports, and
> they look okay.  Looks like some of these ports were misbehaved when it
> came to USE_GNOME anyway.

Thanks for looking.

> > * 'make index' and 'make describe' use some perl code, which might be
> > optimized or rewritten (e.g. replaced by an awk script, which would
> > have the further benefit of working out of the box on 5.x).
> I was planning on redoing some of the Perl per my email to you on that
> old PR.  However, I can look at an awk rewrite as well.

I had a look at NetBSD: they use an awk script, but INDEX generation
seems to work a bit differently than us.  Still, it might be useful as
a comparison in case they've spotted some useful tricks.

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