[TxMt] cocoApell really slows down TextMate

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Jan 24 04:01:23 UTC 2006

On Jan 23, 2006, at 10:54 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 24/1/2006, at 4:30, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> I have been using TM (1.5 (906)) off and on for a couple of days  
>> now and I noticed this evening that typing had become glacially  
>> slow. I ran the Activity Monitor and noticed that as I type,  
>> cocoAspell (2.0.2) was using about 70% of the processor on a 1.5  
>> GHz PowerBook G4. I turned off "Check Spelling As You Type" and  
>> the problem went away. I haven't noticed this problem in any other  
>> app for which I am checking spelling as I type. Is this a known  
>> issue [...]
> Sort of. TextMate will re-check the entire line (or at least the  
> subset for which spell checking hasn't been disabled through scope  
> specific preferences) on each mutating action whereas NSTextView  
> only checks when you move the caret away from a word (afaik) -- so  
> TM is calling the spell checker much more than NSTextView, which  
> can be a problem if the spell checking isn't fast.
> I currently do not have any plans of changing this.

That is disappointing. This makes it *really* hard to use TextMate  
with LaTeX source code.

How are others checking their spelling when writing LaTeX source?

-- Gary
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