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

Trevor DeVore lists at
Fri Sep 10 09:40:24 EDT 2021

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 8:15 AM Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> 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'!

Thanks for the clarification. I feel like I have a decent understanding of
cheeses, but I couldn’t figure out how cheddar and edam were different in
this analogy :-)

Trevor DeVore


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