Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Viewing code in Gerrit
From: Hadriel Kaplan <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:26:34 -0400
On Mar 24, 2014, at 11:26 AM, Bill Meier <[email protected]> wrote:

> On 3/24/2014 9:21 AM, Evan Huus wrote:
>> In summary: the diff is computed locally in javascript, and seems to
>> be worse than O(n) on the size of the underlying file; viewing the
>> diff for any file >1k lines may be slow, but if you just let it run it
>> will finish eventually. Avoid epan/enterprise-numbers and other files
>> with 100k+ lines, they take many minutes to finish.
> IOW: The 2 versions being diff'd are downloaded in total before doing a local compare ?
> If so, UGH ....

Fwiw, I think it's more and more common to do that type of thing these days in web JS apps - distributes the load to the clients vs. centralizing the load on the server (and takes less state/memory on the server too).  For the bandwidth issue Google's been trying to push SPDY which uses deflate compression.