Re: "dselect" replacement team
> > Are directory lookups really that slow? I'd be surprised if they were
> > a significant fraction of the total computation time.
> Yes they are. They very much are. Those of us without super pentium
> 200's really notice this. Im on a 486dx2/80, and I notice dselect's
> slowness, and the way it reprocesses things that its already processed!
> its irritating.
I wasn't debating whether or not deselect is slow. People wouldn't be
complaining so much if it wasn't. What I was advocating was making
sure we know where the actual bottlenecks are, so time isn't wasted
speeding up things that aren't related to the problem.
I wasn't claiming to know either way, just urging careful study.