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- To: email@example.com (Richard D Ferrante)
- Subject: Re: printing
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill St. Clair)
- Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1992 10:34:07 -0500
- Cc: info-mcl
>Occasionally I like to print out my code (or more often results
>generated by my code). I find that in my current configuration
>Mac IIci, System 7.0+tuneup, 20 meg ram, new Stylewriter driver
>(7.2.2), and ATM, it takes an extremely long time: minutes for the first
>output. I've never timed a page because it takes so long. Printing
>from other programs keeps the Stylewriter pretty busy with few pauses,
>so I don't immediately suspect a system setup problem.
>Any ideas would be appreciated.
Alice fixed this bug a few months ago. The hardcopy code was calling
#_DrawChar for every character instead of accumulating a bunch of
characters and calling #_DrawText. Her comment says that this made
it twice as fast. My testing today on our LaserWriter looks like a
much better improvement. I'll send you a patch if you want.