Speeding up Flow development

What I would like to discuss is the implementation of a setting to switch from the regular FileMonitor to an alternative one that requires the Inotify extension and only watches for change events on the filesystem instead of scanning all PHP files.

I think that would be very helpful especially if you have a slow filesystem or a virtualized one.

Might that be something worth a try or is it enough just to freeze all other packages on which you don’t make changes?


Hey Hans,

I think this change would be awesome and definitely worth a try – e.g. on the basis of https://facebook.github.io/watchman/ :slight_smile:

All the best,