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SubjectRe: Faster depend written in Perl
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> 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

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