Why "Objects are only deleted on idle"?

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 06:18:50 CEST 2015


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:58 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

>
> Ah - thanks.
>
> Print spooling in the OS is often so slow, does this really make an
> appreciable difference?
>
>
Heavens, yes.

A typical bankruptcy petition can be 60-90 pages.  Each has to be
rendered.  Or when drawing a slider through them, they have to appear on
the fly as the slider moves.

I went from a noticeable fraction of a second per page to nearly instant.

Early versions took about 20 seconds.

OK, I could process 1 creditor per second on an SE/30 in the 90s, and we
were happy it was that fast . . . but we could only print four
pages/minute, so taking 5-10 to generate a page wasn't a problem . . .


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