Dynamic Protocols in the Dev-images

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Wed Jan 30 18:58:33 UTC 2008

On 30-Jan-08, at 9:38 AM, Ramon Leon wrote:

>> Dumb question:  What *are* they used for in the dev image
>> when turned on?
> Real answer, from memory, dynamically computed method protocols,  
> just look
> at the list of categories in your preferences under dynamic protocols.
> Interesting idea, but Squeak's UI is slow enough as it is, it  
> doesn't have
> extra cycles to spare.
Which is, if you think about it, a quite ridiculous state of affairs.  
Ten years ago with machines that struggled to achieve tinyBenchmark  
figures of 3 million bc/sec we were able to use the UI tolerably. My  
current machine manages 544 million bc/sec  - 180 times as fast - and  
yet the UI is if anything slower and less usable. And this is in a  
plain 3.9 image without the cpu-sucking dynamic protocols!


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