IDE performance (Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition)

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Sep 8 11:58:06 EDT 2021

I also have seen the autocomplete stop and start working, and that on a Mac. It may have something to do with the length of the script. I have also seen the extreme slowdown issue on Windows script editor and also in the performance. Most of the performance hit is in the frequent saves I inserted into my code to compensate for an old issue where the IDE would crash to desktop. But also I have tested sql queries, and they are also several times slower, as is populating datagrids and other things. 

As I have stated, I have done timing tests on several Windows platforms and have posted those results in the past, so I won't go through that exercise again. Suffice it to say that the Mac standalone I would be willing to market (if my code were good enough) but I would never attempt to market a Windows version of my code at this point. 

Bob S

> On Sep 8, 2021, at 08:47 , Lagi Pittas via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> I did some testing using the CPU% in the task manager - i was trying to do
> some more before sending in my results.
> It looks like if it has been running for some time but the time is not
> "quantified" at the moment as I have not been working
> on my project much these last few months.
> When I do NOTICE the slowdown you cabn be sure i am not imagining seeing
> characters typing 1 per second or 2 or the debugger taking ages to go to
> the next step
> or the autocomplete stopping working even after a reboot and then starting
> again for no apparent reason.
> Another real slowdown is when I have the project browser open or the
> messagebox - not always to the same extent or to the same sklowdown.
> I will install 6 (although if I remember 6 was fine)
> Regards Lagi
> On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 13:14, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> May I repeat my request that anyone experiencing these issues on Windows
>> (Andre, Lagi, Bob), could if possible confirm whether they find the same
>> applies using LC 6.7?
>> It would be good to understand if this has always been an issue, or
>> whether it
>> came in with the switch to LC7, as we know some other Windows-specific
>> speed
>> issues did.
>> Ben

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