Fw: Re: Drop of portindex

Miguel Mendez flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org
Mon Sep 20 04:01:33 PDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 00:11:21 -0700
Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at spymac.com> wrote:

[portindex replacement]
> > I'm writing the code in C and the license will be, of course, BSD.
> > Hopefully I'll have a preview demo by the end of the week.
> Just curious if you had made any progress with this. I'm not really a 
> programmer, but I could help test this if you want.

Unfortunately I haven't had enough time to work on it, but you can have
a look at the current code sans varexpand(); and other goodies. It
currently generates the index without the depends fields, but make
search works on it.

The tarball: http://www.energyhq.es.eu.org/files/portsindexer.tar.gz

Untar it and compile the program. Then set the PORTS_INDEX env variable
to e.g. /tmp/INDEX and run the program. In its current embryonic state
is needs about 1 minute to generate the (incomplete) INDEX, and is still
i/o bound, so I'm pretty confident the needed time won't grow that much
once the rest of the code is in there. I have some ideas about the
pre-parsed mk files like I mentioned earlier and I'll probably cache
dependencies in a hash table.

I honestly don't know if it's fast or slow because I never user
portindex, so I don't know how it compares. If portindex was equally
fast maybe I'd consider implementing it in a higher level language

	Miguel Mendez <flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org>
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