Subject: Re: More on rcons performance woes: pmax profiling
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 03/02/1999 14:58:48
In message <email@example.com>
Chris G. Demetriou writes:
>"R. C. Dowdeswell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I remember being
>> annoyed by sun's scrolling back in the days of SunOS 4.1.3. Having
>> the screen scroll up ten lines just because a single line has been
>> output is suboptimal, IMO.
>sure, yes. however, that's not the point i was trying to make:
>the code to do that's there now, and would be a reasonable way to test
>the speed improvement gained based on scrolling multiple lines at once.
Sure, execpt that wont have much effect, unless we also widen the path
which Bill Sommerfeld fixed last month.
>However, even if the notion of deferring input until you have a
>certain amount, or whatever, before processing it/scrolling/whatever
>is implemented, the existing 'sun' behaviour of allowing multiple line
>jumps should stay the same. it's a long-existing and well-documented
>part of sun consoles. 8-)
s/Sun/Sun PROM/. We dont _have_ to emulate Sun PROM consoles on
non-Suns, or even on Suns, if we don't want to. We can just change