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[REBOL] Re: Amiga View text rendering (was rebol/view on a 486?)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 21-Jun-2001 21:36

On 21-Jun-01, Holzammer, Jean wrote:
>> May I take a wild guess and assume you're using an Amiga? > yep. >> So, given a decent GFX-card, View text-entry should be quite >> pleasent >> on a 50Mhz 060 Amiga. (Though through AGA I guess not.) Any other >> 060 users like to comment? > AGA only :(
Oh well... Other 060 users? Is it just his lack of a gfx-card that's slowing his text-entry down so much, or is it still sluggish with a decent card?
>> That said, View's text-rendering should be a lot faster than it is >> on the Amiga. > If RT would compile CPU specific executables, view might run a
> faster , especially on a 060 as it has a different architecture than > the other 68K processors. Modern C-Compilers can optimize (pipeline > !) quite good. Many 68060-optimized programs run 1.5 to 2.0 times > faster on a 060 than a 020 version on the same cpu. >> One other thing to note: View1.0 for the Amiga was released with >> some >> error-checking (or whatever) still turned on. View1.1 and 1.2 are >> noticably faster, so if your View is prior to 1.1 an upgrade would >> speed it up a bit. > > I use View1.2. > Jean
-- Carl Read [carl--cybercraft--co--nz]