Lowering high CPU rates?

David Coker davidocoker at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 13:38:58 EDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM, J. Landman Gay
<jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

>  I'll confirm that. I recently wrote a script that had to process a lot
>  of data, and I added a progress bar as a matter of course. The script
>  took 6 seconds to complete. That felt like quite a long time, so I
>  started adjusting the progress update to only change every so many
>  cycles. The longer between updates, the faster the script ran. Then I
>  had an epiphany and removed the progress bar altogether -- and the same
>  data got processed in about a dozen milliseconds. The entire lag was the
>  progress bar!
>  Rev is so fast, sometimes you forget.

Hummm... maybe I better rethink adding the progress bar entirely and
stick with the occasional label field updates. =/


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