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Re: How to reduce the cost of the ports collection?

Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> writes:

>   | A clearly-safe improvement would be to have the recursive make record
>   | which dirs it recursed into and have recursive clean only clean those.
>   | That should get speedup without leaving workdirs.
> I suggested something like that (in a PR perhaps) some time ago, but the
> suggestion wasn't taken very seriously.   It would certainly help avoid
> the excessive cleaning that happens now, but "rm -fr ..." is still always
> going to be lots quicker...

I didn't see that, but I don't know why - it seems like a clear win with
no problems.

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