[REBOL] Re: pbs with view
From: ingo:2b1 at: 28-Nov-2002 18:01
Alban Gabillon wrote:
> I have just downloaded REBOL/VIEW.
> I have noticed the following problems which I did not notice with rebol/core
> First problem
> You are running an unknown version of REBOL.
That's a known problem, the script on the Rebol website doesn't handle
View, never has, but I hope it someday will ;-)
> (the version I am running is actually Rebol/view 126.96.36.199.1)
> Second problem
> probe system/words does not work (it freezes the console) whereas it works with rebol/core
Actually it should work, ... at least if you have a _fast_ computer with
lot's of memory.
>> t: now/time probe system/words print now/time - t
; some seconds of a seeming freeze,
; some more seconds of much text passing by in a hurry
; on a PIII/900 with 385MB and linux, /View 188.8.131.52.2
On view system/words is a hell of a beast, let's say it this way, it is
BIG, like, really _BIG_. It's because all the View elements are dumped
into system/words, and if you do a probe on it, the big object is walked
through, creating a really long string on the way, which is then
printed. I have heard of computers on which it took nearly an hour, and
some others never returned, IIRC.