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Re: Is this statement correct?

Andrej Borsenkow wrote:

> This from new section, User contribution/Utilities:
> ====
> Recompiling Functions
> ---------------------
> If you frequently edit your zsh functions, or periodically update your
> zsh installation to track the latest developments, you may find that
> function digests compiled with the zcompile builtin are frequently out
> of date with respect to the function source files.  This is not usually
> a problem, because zsh always looks for the newest file when loading a
> function, but it may cause slower shell startup and function loading.
> ====
> I remember, that Sven explicitly stated that digest files are *not* checked
> against there source functions to save execution time (individual files are).
> I do not have articele number handy.

I vaguely remember having said something about this or something
similar but having been confused at that time (I don't remember when
that was either and can't offer a message number). However: yes, it is 
true. The code *does* compare the times for digest files, individual
zwc files and the original file (if they can be found). See the
function try_dump_file() in parse.c.


Sven Wischnowsky                         wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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