Posted 3 years ago at 16:28. 0 comments
Joey is really gathering steam now. His recent blog post about threadsafe mkdir comes complete with the motivation behind making this change, some of the problems he encountered while trying to make this fix, and a whole bunch of code examples.
I botched the initial landing of his code, but all of the relevant bits are in the tree as of bug 746151. Replacing rampant unnecessary shell calls is something that can potentially get us some build speed-ups, especially on Windows where shell ops are particularly slow. I’m excited to see where Joey goes next with this.