How to store a stack in a custom property

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at
Tue Apr 28 04:03:26 EDT 2009

Jim, I don't know in what circumstances Eric was testing.  However,
I'm someone who's traditionally relied on customproperties instead of
globals.  But when profiling applications I found that
storing/accessing large amounts of data that way _was_ slower than
using globals.

I would still always opt for a customproperty initially (just because
it means that the data can be associated with some object or some set
of objects, and there is some form of data-hiding).  However, if when
profiling I needed a speed increase I'd then be prepared to move the
data into globals where necessary.

Maybe when it comes to small amounts of data (or even large amounts of
data in simple data structures) customproperties are faster.


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:05 AM, Jim Bufalini <jim at> wrote:
> But alas, he's not here to provide his tests and I have nothing to stand on
> except his unwavering say-so and insistence. So, I stand to be corrected, if
> someone knows for a fact that it is wrong.
> Aloha from Hawaii,
> Jim Bufalini
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