[Vm-dev] BMPReadWriterPlugin , do we really need it?

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 07:35:29 UTC 2010

On 22 December 2010 04:41, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 12/21/2010 2:33 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>> i just stumbled over it, and i thought that today, we don't really
>> need such kind of cruft.
> This ain't cruft. This is a 10x performance boost (even over Cog).
>> It is just a two methods, and there is nothing essential, in it.
> The plugin is absolutely essential for high-performance reading of standard
> 24bpp BMP files.
except that storing bitmaps in .bmp format is very bad idea.

>> And i think that .bmp image format is really crappy format, which no
>> one using today,
> Very funny. Spoken like a true Macvocate. Outside of academics PCs still
> play a pretty important role, and on Windows, BMP files are still the
> standard.
even back in '95 i was looking for a way to get rid of using .bmps.
And yeah... i am old windows user. :)

>> and given that we got Cog, it could run just a bit slower, if
>> implemented in image w/o primitives.
> Right. "Just a bit". 10x.
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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