[TxMt] Chunked undo, Language, overall slowness

Steve Weintraub steve at dalahus.com
Mon Sep 5 11:44:05 UTC 2005

>> As a new user to TextMate (and having been in involved in number  
>> of development projects), I can't help but bring the baggage of  
>> being used to certain performance, behaviors and expectations from  
>> a Mac application, so please forgive if I come off a bit frustrated.
> I was pretty frustrated myself when I switched to OS X (over the  
> general sluggishness), and I'm a tad irritated by the many hoops I  
> have to go through, to get decent performance on low-end system  
> (which seems to be most below a 2.5 GHz G5 with AGPx8 ;) ).
> But OTOH I've also changed my view on these things, make it work,  
> then make it fast, I think that's what Apple does, and it's a  
> philosophy I've adopted myself -- TM is far more dynamic than any  
> other text editor, and makes much more use of “declarative” rules  
> than code/plugins, and I think that adds tremendous value, despite  
> the overhead these things bring.

Fair enough, but first impressions count for a lot, so I think you  
want to be careful about *what* you make work first, at the cost of  
performance :)

In my first post in this thread I asked about command behaviors being  
tied to languages, not filenames. Could you let me know if my  
analysis here is accurate, or I'm missing something that would make  
this work?

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