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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: Issues with CPAN releases
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:31:08 GMT
Randy Kobes wrote:
[...]
> One might wonder why doesn't one then just port the
> search.cpan.org index procedure to PAUSE. This is a bit
> misleading - search.cpan.org uses a database (mysql, I
> believe), so adding multiple module versions isn't very
> expensive in terms of storage or searching. On the other
> hand, the CPAN.pm shell (with unique module versions) at
> present is already pretty heavy in terms of memory usage
> (top reports almost 30 MB on my system), so adding a large
> block of information like all available module versions (and
> associated distributions) would probably lead to a pretty
> severe performance hit.

But it doesn't need to load everything into memory. Using a dbm file should
cut on its memory usage I believe. Though I haven't looked at the code, so I 
could be totally wrong.

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