From: Chris Siebenmann <cks> To: rc Subject: Re: Beta release rc-1.6b3 available Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 22:34:14 -0500 [thread overview] Message-ID: <01Oct23.firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 23 Oct 2001 16:32:53 CDT." <20011023223253.B17282@texne.com> | On the other hand, one of the nice things abot rc is that it has a | small memory footprint, and adding features would make it worse in | that respect. Tilde expansion is particularly bad in that respect because it drags in a large collection of code from the C library. In extreme cases, it may not be possible to statically link something that uses getpwnam() because the mechanisms for flexible username lookups require runtime loaded dynamic libraries. If you do tilde expansion through the filesystem (for example, via a /u directory full of symlinks from usernames to their real home directory) you can gain the benefit of GNU readline auto-completion as well as significant universality at the price of only a little extra typing. - cks
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2001-10-24 3:34 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2001-10-15 13:56 Tim Goodwin 2001-10-17 14:13 ` Buggs 2001-10-17 14:34 ` Tim Goodwin 2001-10-17 21:13 ` Buggs [not found] ` <20011019004843.A429@gc.wirefire.com> 2001-10-19 17:14 ` Tim Goodwin 2001-10-22 6:47 ` Scott Schwartz 2001-10-24 3:25 ` Chris Siebenmann 2001-10-24 3:41 ` Scott Schwartz 2001-10-23 7:55 ` Carlo Strozzi 2001-10-23 12:44 ` Tim Goodwin 2001-10-23 21:32 ` Carlo Strozzi 2001-10-24 3:34 ` Chris Siebenmann [this message] 2001-10-24 8:04 ` Carlo Strozzi 2001-10-23 15:47 ` Markus Friedl 2001-10-23 21:09 ` Carlo Strozzi 2001-10-23 15:55 ` Sam Roberts 2001-10-23 21:14 ` Scott Schwartz 2001-10-26 23:57 Gary Carvell
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