[Rake-devel] [PATCH] not using Dir.glob in FileList.exclude

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 00:13:25 EST 2008

On Nov 5, 2008, at 2:58 AM, Ittay Dror wrote:

> This patch removes the use of Dir#[] when calculating excludes from  
> a FileList object.
> Using Dir#[] scans the filesystem for matching files which can both  
> create a performance problem and be inaccurate, in case I want to  
> exclude a non existing patterns, or Dir.chdir was called since the  
> FileList was generated.
> The patch instead uses File#fnmatch? to match the pattern to the  
> list of files. The patch also removes calculate_exclude_regexp and  
> instead does all work in #exclude?, the assumption being that it is  
> not normal to have many exclude patterns anyway nor that their  
> grouping into one regular expression improves performance greatly.

Sorry, I've gotten behind again.  Sigh.

I've made a ticket for this (http://onestepback.org/redmine/issues/show/37 
) and will consider it for post 0.8.4.

-- Jim Weirich
-- jim.weirich at gmail.com

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