Feature Request External label resolution
sgbotsford at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 11:47:26 EDT 2008
Fletcher T. Penney wrote:
> You could do something like:
> cat myfile.txt refs.txt | MultiMarkdown.pl > myfile.html
> On Apr 20, 2008, at 10:40 AM, John MacFarlane wrote:
>> Pandoc concatenates input from all files specified on the command
>> line. So you can just do:
>> pandoc myfile.txt refs.txt > myfile.html
>> Seems to me that this would be a reasonable default behavior for
>> Markdown.pl as well, but it doesn't seem to work that way now.
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I've had several people who have suggested this as a valid
solution. It makes sense if you have a few dozen links.
And if I was sufficiently clever, I could break the site down
so that references were in a bunch of refs.txt files, and no
refs.txt file would have mroe than a few dozen links.
However I don't know how to partition my site in such a way.
If refs.txt has 2000 links in it, and every file
has to parse the entire refs file, it takes a long time.
As the site grows, processing time will grow quadratically.
(If I double the number of files, it will also double the number
of links. So a site that is twice as big will have
also have twice as many links.
At present I have a small site with 117 pages and 183 links.
Given that In a year I figure the link count will be over a
At present I have one file that has a 1000 line table (including
all the tags on separate lines) When TemplateToolkit / markdown
hit this file there is a 10 - 15 second pause. Since TT is doing
it as an INSERT, not as an INCLUDE, TT isn't even looking at the
file, so I think it's Markdown scanning this file looking for
tags that is causing the delay. If a thousand line file with no
partial matches is slowing down Markdown this much, I would
expect that a file with 997 non-matching label/url lines and 3
matching label/url lines would cause considerably greater delay.
So perhaps I should ask a more general question:
How do you deal with large numbers of links?
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