ITP: netpbm

Earnie Boyd
Sat Apr 27 11:20:00 GMT 2002

Robert Collins wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Charles Wilson []
> > Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 2:46 AM
> ...
> > But cygwin is used on
> > both NTFS and
> > FAT...
> Which is the killer question: is adding a directory to the search path
> more or less of a performance hog than adding x-100 .exes and/or .dll's
> to the /usr/bin directory. And will the inevitable 'my dos script can't
> find netpbm foobar tool' questions be worth it?

It be the reason I would want the binaries in /bin.  I even remove the
/usr/bin from the PATH.  Watch how many extra calls to the path methods
are generated via an strace output.  You really want to avoid extra path
walks based on PATH.

> Well my system32 directory here has 1971 files. Adding a coupla hundred
> optional files doesn't seem all that bad to me.

Not in light of the path walk and path methods.

> And hey, if FAT is too slow, folk can always install the windows ext2
> driver.

Or upgrade to XP4HOME, NTFS is the file system.


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