> On Wed, 30 Jul 2008, Stephan Beyer wrote:
> > Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > >
> > > > In the last patchset I mentioned the issue, that the prototype is
> > > > slow as hell. I know some bottlenecks, but I have not even tried to
> > > > change that, because this is no issue for the builtin.
> > >
> > > Why is it no issue for the builtin? Is it so much different from the
> > > prototype?
> > As Sverre pointed out and as my "experiments" tried to show: the builtin
> > is just fast ;-)
> So why is it just so fast? Does it do things completely different than
> the shell prototype you presented?
Ah, that's the point of your question ;)
No, it's different in some minor parts, of course, but the important thing
is: it is C, not sh. That's what makes it faster.