Sorting text is *VERY* slow in LC9 on Windows (Re: Accumulating text is *VERY* slow in LC9 on Windows)

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Sep 10 09:15:23 EDT 2021

On 2021-09-10 14:06, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> The windows heap is much more prudent than UNIXy counterparts it would
> seem - where UNIX heaps will happily leave plenty of free space (which
> the heaps know about and thus can re-use), Windows appears to avoid
> that like the plague (which I'm sure is the case for lots of
> historical reasons and backwards compatibility). [ To give a very
> rough analogy, the map of used space in a heap on windows is like a
> block of cheddar; whereas on UNIXy systems it will be like a block of
> edam ].

I of course meant 'Swiss', not 'Edam'!

Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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