[darcs-devel] faster darcs whatsnew

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 09:58:31 UTC 2007

David Roundy wrote:

> I've just pushed a change that should make darcs whatsnew as fast with
> darcs 2 on hashed repositories as it is with darcs 1.  If you could try
> this out on your large repositories, that would be great!
> Incidentally, I went with the "sloppy" approach, which means that if you
> use a cache and have multiple copies of the same repository, this
> optimization may not work so well for both of your repositories that share
> contents of their pristine cache.  I doubt this will be a bit issue, but
> it's something to keep in mind (and to complain about, if you anticipate it
> causing trouble).

Hmm, this worries me a bit.  I typically have many GHC trees, and I 
anticipate using a cache with darcs 2, so will this mean that whatsnew will 
  sometimes miss changes?  Or will it just be slower?


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