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Re: [PATCH] Micro-optimization to avoid creating temporary path

On 20/12/18 04:06 -0500, Tim Song wrote:
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 1:12 AM François Dumont <> wrote:

On 12/18/18 5:38 PM, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> On 18/12/18 15:52 +0000, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
>> Now that path::operator/=(basic_string_view<value_type>) works directly
>> from the string argument, instead of constructing a temporary path from
>> the string, it's potentially more efficient to do 'path(x) /= s' instead
>> of 'x / s'. This changes the only relevant place in the library.
>>     * src/filesystem/ (filesystem::_Dir::advance): Append
>>     string to lvalue to avoid creating temporary path.
> This is only an optimization if it doesn't introduce a new copy! Fixed
> by the attached patch.
> Tested x86_64-linux, committed to trunk.
Isn't it just equivalent to the original code:

-       entry = fs::directory_entry{path / entp->d_name, get_file_type(*entp)};

The temporary un-named instance was already moved, no ?

The saving is from avoiding converting entp->d_name to a path
(operator/ is only defined for when both sides are paths).

Right. The original code called:

path operator/(const path&, const path&)

which means it's equivalent to: (p / path(d_name)).

The new code is: auto p2 = p; p2 /= name; std::move(p2);

This uses path::operator/=(const char*) which doesn't need to create
the temporary path(d_name).

It won't matter much for the new std::string and filenames that fit in
the SSO buffer, but for longer filenames it saves an allocation.

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