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cache colors for speed and other cleanup #3

merged 1 commit into from May 13, 2019


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@bahamas10 bahamas10 commented Aug 28, 2018

hi, I just switched over to void linux and I'm huge fan of vpm! I made a lot of changes, some big some small, the most important are:

  1. consistent quoting (and not quoting) of variables to avoid potential disaster with word-spltting
  2. caching colors from tput to avoid unnecessary forks to external commands
  3. way faster string parsing for vpm list


When --color is auto or left unspecified (same behavior), this program will now simply look to see that 1. stdout is a TTY and 2. $TERM has the word color in it somewhere. If both of those are true, color will be enabled.

The color output from tput is stored in the variables themselves so outputting them over and over again is very fast.

For example, with vpm list with color output, I'm able to list 400 packages on my machine in 80ms with my patch as opposed to 3.6s with the current version of vpm.

$ time vpm --color=on list | wc -l

real	0m0.078s
user	0m0.052s
sys	0m0.033s
$ time old.vpm --color=on list | wc -l

real	0m3.626s
user	0m2.189s
sys	0m1.998s
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Sorry for not looking into this for such a long time. Approved.

@netzverweigerer netzverweigerer merged commit b25763b into netzverweigerer:master May 13, 2019
pbui added a commit to pbui/void-setup that referenced this pull request May 6, 2020
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