Timers, Stepping, Co-routines, and Performance in Squeak..... (was Re: Timers & Stepping)

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Thu Mar 23 08:27:07 UTC 2000

> John,
>> Mmm which minds me of my work in
>> The migration of the decision about colorMap and sourcePixSize out of
>> the inner loop.
> Except that it increases maintenance problems and duplicates a lot of code.
> It's (as always) a question of tradeoffs - but see below.
Ya but it removed some if's in the inner loop that were visited a few
million times in my test case. Bigger buy for those slow 68K based macs. But
the point was to optimize, you sometimes need to think different.

PS It's midnight PST Andreas, and 1:00 AM here in denver. Do Squeakers ever

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