Sorting text is *VERY* slow in LC9 on Windows (Re: Accumulating text is *VERY* slow in LC9 on Windows)
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Sep 11 21:56:31 EDT 2021
Ah yes, the cheese thing. I so wish I had saved that thread, but I may have
needed an extra backup drive to do it. So listen, and ye shall hear.
Long, long ago in the olden days, before there was a forum, before 64-bit
apps, back when the QCC reports numbered in the lower hundreds, someone on
the mailing list mentioned a preference for a cheese. I don't recall who or
what, because at the time it seemed so innocuous. Someone else agreed,
someone else disagreed, some did both. Discussions went on about which
country produced the best cheese, opinions which were disputed by others
who felt their own country should be nominated or at least take second
place. Others had opinions about countries who did or did not produce
cheese. Different varieties of cheese were analyzed, and opined upon. The
same type of cheese was compared between one country and another.
Suggestions were made to visit a country in order to try a cheese, which
would presumably convince the doubters. It was implied that one's own
country had good enough cheese, if not the best.
This went on for a very long time.
Of course, eventually the uninvolved, or those who were indifferent to
cheese, or perhaps those who did not like cheese at all, asked the
participants to desist and stay on topic. But by then the thread had taken
on a life of its own and continued rolling on, gathering momentum like a
stone thrown downhill and perhaps subsequently tumbling down river. Being a
polite mailing list, no one actually said, "shut up" but at times you could
read between the lines. Other readers suffered in stoic silence and made
good use of their Delete key. There were occasional mutterings about
slightly changing subject lines in posts, which prevented filtering out
cheese curds from on-topic posts.
The conversation continued for months. Or if it didn't, it seemed like it.
Finally List Mom appeared with a gentle but firm pronouncement that in
addition to politics, religion, and other such topics, Cheese was now
banned on the list.
Some were resigned, others sighed in relief. Occasionally you will still
see oblique references to the dairy product but in general we speak of it
only by inferred reference.
I trust I will not be banned for being so explicit, but sometimes one must
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On September 11, 2021 7:27:13 PM Lagi Pittas via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I thought Mark was misremembering Emmental when he said Edam (they do
> start with an E) but I believe
> Venezuelan Beaver Cheeses is probably a better analogy as it has many
> holes caused by the beavers' sharp incisors.
> and is a bit of a mystery (very difficult to acquire) as is the workings of
> windows buffer allocation .....
> Can we say Cheese?
> p.s Jacques - when did this Cheese thing start - it is certainly before my
> On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 19:16, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> You're talking about cheese. I'm telling Mom. Nyah.
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> On September 10, 2021 8:42:48 AM Trevor DeVore via use-livecode
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 8:15 AM Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> 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
>>> cheeses, but I couldn’t figure out how cheddar and edam were different in
>>> this analogy :-)
>>> Trevor DeVore
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