[darcs-devel] [issue1073] pending changepref patche affects whatsnew -l performance (2.0.2)

Eric Kow bugs at darcs.net
Thu Aug 27 01:29:20 UTC 2009

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> added the comment:

So there are two issues reported here.  Normally I'd peel them apart, but I
think here I'll just address an easy one first and be done with it:

1. Temporary setpref: to get a temporary setpref, just darcs setpref and then
darcs revert when done using that.  It's not quite the --boringfile flag
requested, but I think it's something that's going to be used rarely enough that
this is an acceptable solution

2. Apparent whatsnew -l slowness caused by a pending changepref patch (I bet
that if Claus had just backed up and overwritten _darcs/prefs/prefs by hand, he
would have had the same performance effect as copying .darcs-subrepos over to

We need somebody to reproduce this problem.  It looks like you just need to get
a copy of the GHC repo and maybe build GHC

assignedto: claus.reinke -> 
status: waiting-for -> need-action
title: darcs 2.0.2: whatsnew -l / boringfile filename matters? -> pending changepref patche affects whatsnew -l performance (2.0.2)

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