[Openmcl-devel] string handling question

Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. bsder at mail.allcaps.org
Tue Nov 9 23:06:27 UTC 2004


On Nov 9, 2004, at 2:51 PM, Pascal J.Bourguignon wrote:

>
> alex crain writes:
>> COCOA is really unbright about inferring things and will often scan 
>> the
>> entire file for changes after
>> I insert a single character, which means *lots* of string processing
>> and good optimization or the
>> system grinds to a halt.
>
> You don't have to use the high level text objects in Cocoa.  It would
> be easier and faster to avoid cocoa text object and have hemlock
> display the characters directly using cocoa graphic primitives.

Hmmm, is there an insert or redraw method you could override to 
"smarten up the text object"?

Limitations in the high-level text object are real, but there often are 
ways around them.  Apple does use these objects inside XCode, right?

-a




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