Just remarks

Seth W. Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Mon May 27 08:39:48 PDT 2002

Ian Molton <spyro at armlinux.org> wrote:
> On 27 May 2002 13:52:31 +0200
> Marc Heerdink <marc at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > Relative build times seem a lot more useful to
> > me, but can't we just say "glibc takes a looooooong time to compile"
> no, but with the exception of packages like glibc (which is on its own
> as far as taking forever to compile, you can say
> package a: class C
> package b: class C
> therefore package b will probably take 5 mins, because you just compiled
> package a and it took about 5 mins.

Reading this thread, i was starting like something very like the above.
How about specifing build times as something like:

very short
very long

Chapter 2, or whatever that chapter is which tells how to unpack and
when to delete sources and which no one reads, would have a paragraph
saying something like,

"Compile times are listed as very short, short, medium, long, and
very long. On a typical 1GHz single processor machine, very short is
a few seconds and very long is about 45 minutes. On a typical 133MHz
machine, very long is several hours. On that 486 hauled out of the
closet, very long could be a week."

Seth W. Klein
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