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RE: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box

From: Paul Smith
Subject: RE: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:42:00 -0400

On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 17:26 +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> "Slow" is a relative term.  Given that this allocation is only
> necessary when we're about to go out to the disk to perform a 'stat'
> operation, I believe that the (actually fairly small) amount of time
> it takes the heap allocater to pull a chunk off a linked-list is
> likely to be entirely insignificant compared to the time required by
> the I/O.

I agree; speed is not an issue here.  However, messy/ugly/etc. code is a
major issue and one reason alloca() is so nice.

But, correctness is more important.

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