[TxMt] Re: Memory leak?

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Sun Apr 6 15:44:29 UTC 2014

On Apr 5, 2014, at 9:01 PM, Peter Kim <pjkim00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just upgraded to tmate2 (2.0-alpha.9529+macports.git.9f177d3) and noticed extremely high memory usage and slowdowns on Mavericks 10.9.2 on a Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM

I would have to argue with this one: it's wrong on the facts and wrong on the law, as they like to say on TV. I live in TM2 all day every day.

TM2 starts up instantly, opens and formats documents very quickly, and is in every way lightweight and sprightly. I don't like the juddering when scrolling up, but that's a known issue. On my machine it uses so little CPU while sitting there with big formatted documents open that it doesn't even show up on Activity Monitor's first screenful (when ordered by CPU percentage).

Contrast BBEdit, which takes forever to launch, and constantly eats CPU percentage (and is 32bit).

Or Xcode, which brings a 4GB machine to its knees in short order.

You may be seeing slowdowns - Mavericks does a lot of SPODding while apparently idle on my machine - but I would contend that TextMate has nothing whatever to do with this, and that you should refine your testing procedure. Also, disable all unneeded bundles, perhaps; a badly written bundle can cause SPODs and even crashing. m.

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