Hi,

I have recently replaced ctags-5.6 by ctags-5.8. This is the VMS port of ctags.

The time needed to index my (rather large) code base has increased substantially:

2 minutes using ctags-5.6
10903 files, 3920428 lines (152872 kB) scanned in 121.5 seconds (1258 kB/s)
1197742 tags added to tag file
1197742 tags sorted in 19.53 seconds

8.5 min using ctags-5.8
10914 files, 3928930 lines (153390 kB) scanned in 513.0 seconds (299 kB/s)
1059613 tags added to tag file
1059613 tags sorted in 17.43 seconds

Has anyone else experienced a similar performance dip, possibly on other systems (Win, Linux)? Do we know the reason?

Sam

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Python
REXX
Ruby
Scheme
Sh
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SQL
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Vera
Verilog
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Vim
YACC