[squeak-dev] Re: Slime

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Sat Apr 3 22:36:29 UTC 2010

On Sat, 3 Apr 2010, Colin Putney wrote:

> On 2010-04-03, at 11:50 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> On 4/3/2010 11:27 AM, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
>>> On Sat, 3 Apr 2010, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>>> Interesting. My encounters with OB mostly originate from Pharo where
>>>> it's always been dog-slow so I was never interested in looked deeper.
>>>> Any ideas how to install OB without that stuff?
>>> Try this:
>> Thanks. It's definitely better than I remembered. I'm still noticing a real delay in some areas though, for example when I click on a system category. One thing you can try to test this is to open a regular browser and OB and then just keep scrolling through the system categories with cursor up or cursor down. In the regular browser this entirely smooth; in OB it's "stuttering" and at least I notice the same delay when clicking on the list.
> Yeah, this one area where OB is certainly not as fast. That's because OB sorts classes according to inheritance, rather than name. It's just more work. I find the tradeoff worthwhile - it's not that slow, and the extra information imparted by the sort order is useful - but reasonable people may disagree. It wouldn't be hard to make this a preference.

You can turn on the 'List classes hierarchically' to have the same listing 
with the default Browser. But even if that's enabled, OB is a lot slower 
in this, so the difference is caused by something else.


> Colin

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