[TxMt] Huge files in Textmate ( ***long*** )

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Tue Mar 28 18:16:24 UTC 2006

On 28/3/2006, at 19:08, Afternoon wrote:

> Did I see you mention somewhere that you'd built your own RE engine  
> for some parts TextMate? If so, how does that compare to off-the- 
> shelf parsers for speed?

I currently use Oniguruma.

>> So while it can probably be made faster down the road, taking up  
>> to a second is likely not indicative of any performance problem  
>> (especially since it’s threaded), it’s just the price to pay for  
>> the flexibility this system provides.
> Of course, it is very flexible. It's just a bit surprising when  
> we're used to other editors parsing and highlighting text instantly.

TM could probably make you think it was instant by redrawing the  
first visible lines, as soon as these were parsed -- as for  
surprising, let’s see how other editors perform when they get to the  
same level as TM wrt language grammars.

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