graphic radio buttons

Scott Raney raney at
Mon Feb 11 19:39:01 EST 2002

On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 Rob Cozens <rcozens at> wrote:
> >I did, Rob, in my post of 11th. Without the detail, it showed HC about
> >5% faster with screen unlocked and 6x (!) faster with screen locked
> Sorry I didn't look close enough to notice, David.
> I must admit I am surprised, as I've followed Scott Rainey's work to
> accelerate the MetaCard engine since early discussions on the HyperCard
> List.

HyperCard *is* faster at field get/set and reformatting.  It's just the
price you pay for breaking the 32K and color barriers.  Fortunately in
most cases MetaCard's on average 5x better performance on everything
else more than makes up for the on average 2x worse performance on
field access.

> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

Scott Raney  raney at
MetaCard: You know, there's an easier way to do that...

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