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[REBOL] Question: [ searching for answer on GUI speed ]

From: rebolinth::nodep::dds::nl at: 11-Mar-2002 23:16

Hello All, I have read somewhere that Rebol/view is completly written with the Rebol/core. And that Rebol was build for modern machines with process modern process power.And what amazes me is the speed of Rebol/view? For a simple Gui layout menu's the Rebol/view scores quite good on performance. But even the slightest extra in GUI mode bring my PC down to speeds of a XT machine, NO offence! Im using a P200 MMX, voodoo3 16 MB card. Rebol/View cant run on this machine smooth, impossible. But when I start the same application on my PIII 600 MHZ that application still is slow like burning sugar. (I know GUI is not an easy topic based on 40 different OS'es ;-) So Im wondering, Is the basis maybe not fast of Rebol/view? or is it that the core ontop of the OS is causing the delay on GUI output? Im a programmer from the old days, Put as many, in as little code as possible, and get the best effort out of the smallest code. Nowadays this does not count anymore for programmers. Rebol did a very good job on the speed of the /Core, but the /View part could be better im my eyes? Or am i day-dreaming :-) So for the small part Rebol wins here ;-) 220K (compressed) is creazy small for a programming language this format:-) But for the efficiency part on the Gui? I cant place it. Can someone clear me a little up about the inside on the /View part, the way of thinking behind the design of the GUI, because im wondering.. ..Maybe im wondering too much :-) Just a currious user searching for an honest answer ;-) Kind Regards, Norman.