[patch] syntax:plain for .hgignore

Guido Ostkamp hg at ostkamp.fastmail.fm
Mon Sep 10 16:34:11 CDT 2007


In article <1189368539.3411.11.camel at shaptop.om-md.eros-os.com> you wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-09-09 at 15:58 -0300, Alexis S. L. Carvalho wrote:
> Here is a completely different opinion: the right fix is to drop
> syntax:plain entirely.
>
> [...]
> 
> So what benefit are we getting from path/plain? The only benefit I can 
> see here is if bos gets paid for his book by the word :-)

Performance.

We don't want to sit around waiting several seconds for an expensive 
regular expression engine run that is invoked unnecessarily.

And we don't want to waste valuable CPU power which is needed by other 
users - we are working on servers here, not on personal desktop systems.

Regards

Guido


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