[TxMt] Abysmal typing speed problems with LaTeX and spellchecking

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Mon Sep 11 14:37:48 UTC 2006

On 11/9/2006, at 16:28, Christian Bogen wrote:

>> Does a line with just a few word also see the problem?
> Indeed, it clearly seems to be a line length problem. Is there  
> anything that can be done about that? (Apart from working without  
> "live" spell checking ...? :)

Only the obvious things like hard wrapping lines to keep down the  
length etc.

> [...] If I post the same text in WriteRoom (for example) I can edit  
> even the longest paragraphs without any noticeable delay (with  
> spell checking).

Basically all other text editing applications use NSTextView, which  
doesn’t run the text through the spell checker as often as TextMate,  
likely because they knew the performance of said checker couldn’t  
handle that on older hardware ;)

I haven’t decided yet if I want to address this issue, as it  
shouldn’t be a problem on current hardware, and being lazy about when  
to spell check what is a lot of messy code, and on that note,  
NSTextView didn’t get it right (last I checked), i.e. it can  
occasionally end with a word shown as misspelled or spelled  
correctly, even though it is the opposite.

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