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are dynamic windows really 60X slower than old windows?!
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 89 10:34:49 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Cogen)
smk> If you're not interested in any sort of output recording or
smk> mouse-sensitivity, then you shouldn't be using a dynamic window.
smk> All the time is being spent doing those two things, as you can see from
smk> the amount of consing the two things do.
I guess I don't really want a dynamic window. The old bit-save array is
The bit-save array only contains the current screenful. If you want to
be able to scroll you need more, either the DW history or William
Gooch's idea of maintaining your own TV:BITMAP object and bitblt'ing to
bm> If you use the GRAPHICS:DRAW-xxx functions instead of the obsolete :DRAW-xxx
Are the :DRAW-xxx messages really obsolete? Aren't they still faster than the
In most cases the two are about the same speed. The Genera 7.2 release
notes describe the differences in extreme detail. I don't know whether
they're officially obsolete, but they generally recommend against using