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