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Re: pkgsrc performance

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:44:22AM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> Unfortunately, it is a very bad and true joke. One of the reasons is
> that the files are loaded and parsed over and over:
> We could surely avoid that by changing _all_ these files to the order
> known from C header files:
> That would be all. But this change involves lots of subtleties that only
> jlam@ understands.

When I discussed a related problem with him, one reason that was given
was to be able to distinguish direct and indirect dependencies. By
changing the input like this, it would no longer be possible.


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