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[REBOL] Re: [grid]

From: ed:brittlestar at: 9-Jul-2004 21:22

Gregg wrote:
> All the more reason to do windowing. There's a reason Google only > displays a few results at a time; people can only make sense of so > much information at once. Nobody will be able to browse through > 1,000,000 records, so see if you can whittle down the data to a > manageable amount. Even if you retrieve all the data, just calculate > the display based on a window into it and recalculate as necessary.
Scrolling a pane of content within /View often leads to noticeable lags in screen refresh/responsiveness. For an example, try the REBOL world in AltME on a run-of-the-mill Pentium II or III. To avoid the lag, I almost always use paging controls to skip through sets of content. The technique works well and users seem comfortable with that convention. I'm eager to try out your grid to see if presents an option for manipulating significant sets of data-- a "must-have" for a large percentage of apps & utilities. Thanks for sharing that. // Ed