[darcs-users] darcs patch: Use index-based diffing inRecord. (and 74 more)

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Wed Oct 7 14:52:42 UTC 2009


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 5:44 AM, Sittampalam, Ganesh <
ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com> wrote:

> Eric Kow wrote:
>
> > Also... (below is a non-blocker in my opinion)
> >
> > Get rid of wait_a_moment, since we do not use pristine timestamps
> > anymore.
> >
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> >> -wait_a_moment :: IO ()
> >> -wait_a_moment = do { sleep 1; return () }
> >> -    -- HACKERY: In ghc 6.1, sleep has the type signature IO Int; it
> >> -    -- returns an integer just like sleep(3) does. To stay
> >> compatible
> >> -    -- with older versions, though, we just ignore sleep's return
> >> -    -- value. Hackery, like I said.
> >
> > I didn't see this mentioned anywhere, but I trust the two of you have
> > worked out how this impacts old-fashioned repositories and whether or
> > not we actually need to care...
>
> I believe that darcs-hs doesn't look at the timestamps any more, which
> is (a) why it's slow on old-fashioned repos and (b) why this is no
> longer necessary.
>

Yay!

Jason
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