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Re: Bash-4.2-rc2 available for FTP

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash-4.2-rc2 available for FTP
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:01:36 -0500
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On 2/2/11 11:51 AM, Bernd Eggink wrote:
> Am 02.02.2011 14:56, schrieb Chet Ramey:
>> The second release candidate of bash-4.2 is now available with the URL
>> ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/bash-4.2-rc2.tar.gz
> Thanks. Unfortunately, this version is incredibly slow. For example, it
> needs 20 seconds (!) to source the bash_completion file, as opposed to 0.2
> seconds with 4.1-9. Counting from 1 to 10000 is about 20 times slower.
> Maybe due to heavy debugging?

Absolutely due to heavy debugging.  The malloc debugging features have
always been a drag on performance.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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