configure: speed up flatten_extralibs_wrapper()
authorAvi Halachmi (:avih) <avihpit@yahoo.com>
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:39:15 +0000 (22:39 +0300)
committerJames Almer <jamrial@gmail.com>
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:34:09 +0000 (11:34 -0300)
commit58b81ac621aea1428aa9e7ca20ad45fc18dba9f7
tree09cde30a3be6f4ea153e6cd8f92f30dc16b44dde
parentd91370e0f12a3fedd477616011566d9f2fb5e3e5
configure: speed up flatten_extralibs_wrapper()

x50 - x200 faster.

Currently configure spends 50-70% of its runtime inside a single
function: flatten_extralibs[_wrapper] - which does string processing.

During its run, nearly 20K command substitutions (subshells) are used,
including its callees unique() and resolve(), which is the reason
for its lengthy run.

This commit avoids all subshells during its execution, speeding it up
by about two orders of magnitude, and reducing the overall configure
runtime by 50-70% .

resolve() is rewritten to avoid subshells, and in unique() and
flatten_extralibs() we "inline" the filter[_out] functionality.

Note that logically, "unique" functionality has more than one possible
output (depending on which of the recurring items is kept). As it
turns out, other parts expect the last recurring item to be kept
(which was the original behavior of uniqie()). This patch preservs
its output order.

Tested-by: Michael Niedermayer <michael@niedermayer.cc>
Tested-by: Helmut K. C. Tessarek <tessarek@evermeet.cx>
Tested-by: Dave Yeo <daveryeo@telus.net>
Tested-by: Reino Wijnsma <rwijnsma@xs4all.nl>
Signed-off-by: James Almer <jamrial@gmail.com>
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