Programming Anti-patterns in Shell and Perl Scripts

Sravan Bhamidipati
Wed Jun 29 02:37:00 GMT 2011

On 28/06/2011 3:21 PM, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> I don't use bash-completion myself, but my understanding is
> that it can be very slow, if for no other reason than fork() is
> slow in cygwin. If your de-anti-pattern transformation causes
> fewer calls to fork() -- and the above expr example suggests
> it does -- it could be very worthwhile.

That's the basic underlying principle to start with, Ryan. That in
general: Accessing memory << Calling a function << Forking a process.

> Implementation-wise, you probably want to start here:

You mean directly making those changes? I've never done that before,
so I was hoping to catch the attention of a few of the package
owners/contributors and give/take their help.

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