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Feature #3608

Updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh) over 7 years ago

=begin 
  
  Right now it lists entire directory, then yields 
  every element, that is x.each_child(&b) means x.children.each(&b). 
 
  This is too slow for directories mounted over networked file systems etc., 
  and there is currently no way to get lazy behaviour, other than leaving 
  convenient #each_child/#children API and moving to lower level. 
 
  With this patch: 
  * #children is eager like before, no change here 
  * #each_child becomes lazy 
  * #each_child without block returns lazy enumerator, 
    so it can be used like this dir.each_child.find(&:symlink?) 
    without losing laziness. 
 
  Patch is against trunk. pathname.rb was in lib/ not ext/pathname/lib/ 
  before, but it works either way. 
 
  The part to return enumerator when called without a block wouldn't 
  work in 1.8. If backport is desired, that line would need to be thrown 
  away, and #children would need to build result array instead 
  of calling each_child(with_directory).to_a - this would be straightforward. 
 
 =end 
 

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