https://gitlab.com/ve-nt/outfieldr/-/tree/master/ 3-4x faster implementation in Zig. Possibly lacking in features for now, though :)


Is it something inherent to Zig that makes Outfieldr faster, or is it just written well? I don’t know much about Zig

I like the idea of community-driven man pages, OTOH most of them were of quite a low quality (quite some time ago) and gave examples that were bad practice. And, at least for everything POSIX the man pages have really well-written and thought out examples.


Another RIIR project.


Why is speed even a concern? You can wait 50 ms to read a manpage. Also, why not storing a the pages locally? They take up kilobytes and you can read them with nothing more than zcat. Besides, I’d rather trust the official manpages.


Why is speed even a concern?

I think it’s just a bragging point. It seems to be just a personal project to implement it in Rust.

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