Dynamic Protocols in the Dev-images

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Thu Jan 31 21:52:21 UTC 2008

I got the same feeling with
mac os x and mac os 9
and my old linux box.

but seriously this is true that we may have lost profiling habits and  
getting a snappier UI would help.
Now for 3.9 I would like to remind you that some of the fonts are not  
cached because we did not integrate
a fix because for that we should have publish a change on a graphics  
package that was not maintained by us.


>>> 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!
> Insane.
> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> "Bother," said Pooh, reading his bank statement from Barings.

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