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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Question about MacroDef vs antcall
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2003 16:26:44 GMT
Thanks!

-Matt

--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> >> directory scanning speed has improved a lot in
> certain
> >> configurations
> > 
> > Stefan, could you point me to something that will
> > elaborate on that statement?
> 
> Apart from the cvs commits and some discussion on
> this list, I'm
> afraid there isn't too much.  The most important
> changes started on
> July 14th (Antoine's change to DirectoryScanner) and
> things have
> settled down about two week later.
> 
> In a nutshell, the scanner will now detect
> situations like
> includes="a/b/c/d/**" and not scan any directories
> that are not below
> d at all.  The old code would start with the base
> directory of the
> file set and at least scan a, a/b and a/b/c even
> though it never
> needed the results of the scans.
> 
> So you'll notice a speedup of all scanning
> operations for filesets
> that contain include patterns with constant path
> prefixes.  In
> particular you'll notice a big speedup for filesets
> that don't match
> on wildcards at all (i.e. where all include patterns
> are complete
> paths).
> 
> Stefan
> 
>
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