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February 12, 2001 09:32
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Sat, Feb 10, 2001 at 12:58:34AM +0100, Bart Lateur wrote:
>  * On a currently normal Pentium of 500MHz, 64Mb, ungzipping and
> untarring a .tgz archive of 250k (the ungzipped file itself is roughly
> 1.5Mb) takes roughly 1 second. (ONE second!)

One second is too slow (for a Unix user it is, maybe not for a Windows
user ;P).  As in illustration, type "sleep 1" into your shell.  Then
add onto that the time spent actually running the program (especially
if its a Tk/Gtk program, which par will probably be used for
frequently).  Also, don't forgot the cost of doing checksums on the
code, as well as possibly signature checks.  Then add in that a
Pentium 500 is top-of-the-line (I'd like to know what your drive
performance is).

I'm not planning on waiting for Perl 6 to start work on par, so Moore
isn't with us.

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