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Re: reducing time overhead of text display (in 1.1)

>    For example, every time I call DRAW-LINE*, clim has to take apart all those
>    keywords just in case I want dotted lines (even though I never do).  Using
>    &rest or &key increases the cost of a function call by as much as an
>    order of magnitude.

CLIM implementations typically transform calls to draw-foo* into calls
to medium-draw-foo* and perhaps with-drawing-options so at least some
- if not all - of the keyword manipulation is done at compile-time.

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