why are custom properties so fast?

Erik Hansen erikhans08 at yahoo.com
Sat May 14 16:48:40 CDT 2005


--- Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:
> Howdy Eric -

> Compared to a field nearly anything else will
> be faster because of the
> overhead associated with all the other things
> fields have to do to
> display text in addition to storing it.
...
> For the benefit of anyone who's never had to
> deal with the tedium of
> low-level languages, you can visualize what's
> happening by imagining
> needing to alter the contents of two buckets:
 
> 1. PROPERTY: This bucket is on the floor 
> right in front of you.
> 
> 2. FIELD: This bucket is down the hall...

it sounds like a custom property
is a kind of global.

where are they stored?

where do they go when the glimmies are neemer?

guess i'll have to kilackety to Monterey 
to deek & harp the kimmies & brightlighters.

Erik Hansen




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