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Re: pkgsrc scanning performance benchmarks

And, since I criticised John fairly sharply over the weekend, I'd just
like to add publicly to Swift's comments here, and thank John for
helping to make pkgsrc a better place to be. It's nice when people
keep us on our toes, and keep us honest - we can learn a lot from
benchmarks like this.


On 2 December 2016 at 10:25, Swift Griggs <> wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Dec 2016, John Marino wrote:
>> It's just much more inefficient.  I know such statements rankle some
>> pkgsrc devs, but numbers don't lie.  I tried to be very objective here [...]
> I'm glad John brought this up. I use all the BSDs on a regular basis. I have
> to say that, anecdotally, I have had the same experiences. Pkgsrc is my
> favorite ports/package system with the best overall utility and philosophy,
> IMHO, but it's still got room for improvement. Why not use the metric-driven
> approach to improve things? I say "right on" when I see things like this,
> but I guess not everyone feels the same.
> So, anyway, thanks for your efforts, John. I'm not anyone to TNF, but I
> still think TNF is lucky for folks like you. I'm no monk, but I agree with:
> "Like iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
> -Swift

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