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Re: Changes I've been thinking of...

From: Derek Fawcus
Subject: Re: Changes I've been thinking of...
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:16:02 +0100
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[trimmed out the discuss list]

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:42:38PM +0100, David Chisnall wrote:

[on gui]

> There are also some plainly embarrassing bugs, like the fact that underlining 
> still doesn't work.
Useful to know,  I was about to try using it :-)

> Much of the text system code is in  need of an overhaul, because it's 
> currently a mess of premature
> optimisation that none of the current developers actually understands.

Because of the program I'm hacking on,  I've been reading through quite a bit 
of the Text System
code lately.  I did notice a lot of SEL/Imp caching going on.  I seem to recall 
that your new
runtime was/is supposed to improve this.  Would it allow these optimisations to 
be reverted?


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