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Re: optimisations

Adam Spiers wrote:

> Bart Schaefer (schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > The last one is a bit unfortunate, but just "compinit" (without even
> > trying any completions yet) adds half a megabyte to the RSS of zsh on
> > my system, and it only goes up from there as functions autload and
> > start caching their results in shell variables.
> This reminds me.  Not only does the completion system make the
> environment, and hence memory usage large, but it slows startup down.
> Are there any significant optimisations which can be done?  Maybe
> caching some of the large associative arrays to disk in (say) DBM
> format so that several shells can share them?  I know this is already
> done in .zcompdump ... any others?  (I've been meaning to do this for
> _man, actually.)  I notice that $history gets set to the whole
> history; what uses that?  I have HISTSIZE=5000 so this variable is
> fairly sizeable!

One thing I forgot to say: we could easily add a boolean style `cache'
which says if caching should be done in a certain context or
not. Leaving it to the user to decide if he prefers speed or a small
memory footprint.


Sven Wischnowsky                         wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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