Subject: Re: More on rcons performance woes: pmax profiling
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/02/1999 14:58:48
In message <>
Chris G. Demetriou writes:

>"R. C. Dowdeswell" <> 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
the name;)