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Re: Parallelization of shell scripts for 'configure' etc.

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Parallelization of shell scripts for 'configure' etc.
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:29:30 -0400
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On 6/13/22 6:39 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> In many Gnu projects, the 'configure' script is the biggest barrier to
> building because it takes soooo long to run. Is there some way that we
> could improve its performance without completely reengineering it, by
> improving Bash so that it can parallelize 'configure' scripts?

Previous iterations of this research rewrote existing shell scripts based
on a database of annotations about individual commands, without any changes
to the shell itself. Unless that's changed, you can experiment with Pash
and Pash-JIT immediately.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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