[Exherbo-dev] Disambiguation Proposal

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 1 13:19:18 BST 2008


On Sun, 01 Jun 2008 14:01:40 +0200
Michael Croes <mycroes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Here my proposal on handling disambiguation of package names.
> > > 
> > > Each package name shall have exactly one directory beneath
> > > packages/.
> > 
> > There's one issue with that: readdir is frickin' slow.
> 
> Another database might be able to 'fix' that.

No way we're using a database.

> > Two issues: readdir recursively is even slower.
> 
> Is that also true in the case of:
> 
> packages/a/abc
> packages/a/aac
> packages/l/linux-headers
> 
> It does divide the list a bit.

packages/k/ will be huge.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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