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From Howard Fear <>
Subject Re: [BUG]: "Argument passing in <!--#exec cmd=...-->" on Linux (fwd)
Date Sun, 09 Feb 1997 08:54:40 GMT

> On Sat, 8 Feb 1997, Howard Fear wrote:
>> On the output side, rputc (and bputc) should be buffering
>> anyway.  And that didn't change either.  Both are actually
>> pretty straightforward.  I believe that the patches submitted
>> just created another (local) level of buffering which will
>> be done much more cleanly by 2.0's I/O streams.

Marc Slemko writes:
> ...and that extra buffer makes large files transfer more than twice as
> quickly than without it.  bputc buffers stuff in 4k buffers, but there is
> still a lot of overhead when using rputc.  There are two function calls
> for every call to rputc which could be causing part of that.  

Don't disagree.  I just suspect a design issue when faced with
buffering data to call another routine which buffers data.
But, then I believe that you've already pointed this out.  
So, by all means do it for 1.2 and re-evaluate when we
get 2.0's streams.

Howard Fear      I'm just a country perl hacker Jim.

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