jhalfs: Ready to go.

M.Canales.es manuel at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Oct 26 11:37:59 PDT 2005

El Martes, 25 de Octubre de 2005 16:03, Jeremy Huntwork escribió:

> The idea of keeping the code cleaner by using a function is nice,
> however I disagree that this is more readable. 

At least to me the version using "case" is more hard to read and isn't as 
flexible as the "_IS_" function. The "_IS_" function can be used in places 
where "case" don't fit very well.

For example, this

# If no .config file is supplied, the kernel build is skipped
    if [ -z $CONFIG ] ; then
      if echo $script | grep -q "kernel" ; then

has been simplified to

# If no .config file is supplied, the kernel build is skipped
    if [ -z $CONFIG ] && [[ `_IS_ $i kernel` ]] ; then

How that would look using "case"?

> Plus it appears that it 
> would just be that much slower because we're using if and case in
> tandem, when a case alone would have sufficed.

The Makefile creation take less than 5 seconds on a slow machine using any of 
the jhalfs versions (the old one, the new one, the "case" based one, or the 
"regexp" based one.). I can't see a perfomance issue on that when the full 
build process could take several hours.

Manuel Canales Esparcia
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