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ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Apr 6 12:28:02 EDT 2020
Bob Sneidar wrote:
> In review, I tested saving stacks on a standalone Windows Workstation,
> a VMWARE VM on a very robust server host, a Parallels VM on a
> workstation and my Mac. As I am saving the stack, I am watching the
> folder the stack is in. I see the tilde version pop up and go away. On
> Mac it’s almost instantaneous. On Windows it can be 3 to 4 seconds.
My messages don't seem to be getting through, because each time this
observation method of measuring write throughput comes up I post the
same reply, yet it keeps coming up. Please confirm if you can see this:
Your application writing data to disk is a very different thing from
Windows Desktop Explorer automatically refreshing a directory view.
Any GUI file manager on any OS will use some form of timer/polling for
the refresh, and the refresh rate for macOS' Finder is much shorter than
the one in Windows Desktop Explorer.
Observing those GUI file managers only tells us the refresh rate of that
GUI, not the write speed for the app saving a file.
To measure write speed from LC it would be better to measure within LC
put the long seconds into t
write "somedata" to url ("file:whatever")
if the result is not empty then
answer "Couldn't write file (" &sysError()&")"
exit to top
put the long seconds - t
When run on similarly-configured iron, is there a significant difference
between macOS and Windows?
When I isolate write speeds in this manner, I don't see a difference
larger than could be explained by differences in hardware.
But given the frequent notes about perceived differences, it would be
great if we could pin down the source of those disparities with some
sort of test isolating the cause.
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