Integrated code formatter

rikki cattermole rikki at
Tue Jan 18 01:56:33 UTC 2022

On 18/01/2022 2:46 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> -profile is total rubbish that should be gotten rid of entirely. No
>> prisoners, no prisoners.
> I concur.  Last time I checked (this was a few years ago), it uses
> 16-bit counters internally to track function call counts. **16-bit**
> counters!!!  Makes it completely worthless for profiling anything that
> runs for non-trivial amounts of time.  The counters overflow in the
> steady state and produce useless garbled output.  It's a total sham.
> Kill it with fire, I say.

The number of times of tried -profile and it simply didn't work, is far 
too high.

Either it needs a complete replacement or ditch it. Its not a good look 
for newcomers.

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