[PATCH] native inline gravatar

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Wed Jul 4 02:34:09 CEST 2018

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 2:28 AM Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
> I looked at it, but there's no md5 api in JS... you have to do it by
> hand in JS.  It's possible but I think it might be slow if it hits a
> page of 50 different email addresses.

MD5 is really fast and fits easily into javascript's integer types.
There should be reasonably fast implementations available.
Alternatively, you could generate asm.js and web assembly code using
something like emscripten.

> Is it supported to do the job of pygments in Lua?

You can do any type of text processing you want from Lua. If you'd
like to contribute a Lua highlighter, that'd be quite nice.

> What it does today is spawn the python runtime, start that up etc.

Have you measured latency issues with this?

> I know... bandwidth and server compute time.
> Also there's no reason (other than not enough care taken with frees atm)
> cgit should only be buildable as a cgi starting up its own process each
> time.

You're talking about FastCGI support? I have no idea how this is
related to the current line of discussion -- perhaps just by being
another gripe or something -- but this is actually something we've
looked at in depth. (See the list archives.) Our last conclusion from
examining it was that so much of libgit is not re-entrant, and so we'd
need to move to something like libgit2 for this to be feasible. Too
many globals, etc.

> It could optionally link against OpenSSL then :-)  It can optionally
> link against lua.
> If you're not interested in going where this stuff is going, you can
> save us both a lot of time by just saying it now, and I'll stop trying
> to sell it here.

I made that clear in my very first message to you:

"Sorry, but not a chance something like this can be accepted."

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