terry jones <terry(_at_)chiliad(_dot_)teclata(_dot_)es> wrote:
David W Tamkin <dattier(_at_)wwa(_dot_)com> writes:
My sole argument for advocating the latter form is to save
forking perl when you're already running procmail.
OK, I'm with you all the way on this. If you can avoid forking
processes I think that's great...
Which gets into something I've been wondering: suppose one is on three
mailing lists which procmail will sort to a special file. My
understanding of what's been said is that it's faster for procmail to do
this internally, i.e.:
is faster than:
* ? egrep -s -f $HOME/.procmail/file_of_mailinglist_regexps
Am I right that the first recipe would be faster than the second? And
if so, at roughly what point would the second recipe become faster-- in
other words, if one is on 50 mailing lists instead of three, would the
first recipe still be faster?