Re: Faster depend written in Perl

Ian Burrell (
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 14:58:55 -0700 (PDT)

> I assume this patch is for machines with no math unit only,
> because on a machines with coprocessor, floating point arithmetic
> runs faster than integer.

I think this is only true for Alphas and maybe Pentiums. On machines
with coprocessors, the Perl version should run faster since Perl more
efficient especially at I/O and regexp matching. And the depend
script is really I/O bound since it needs to read the entire Linux
source tree.

- Ian

          -- Ian Burrell == **
O'Toole's commentary: Murphy was an optimist.