Subject: Re: Getting file info. in a directory "quickly"
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Lloyd Parkes <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/18/2002 09:28:40
What is important is looking fast. My experience has been that getting
the window onto the screen as fast as possible is what keeps people

The standard solution to this problem in OS/2 was to use a separate
thread for each task. One thread drives most of the window, one thread
reads in directory entries, and you could even dedicate a thread to
updating the on screen directory listing.