Re: :match and 'hlsearch'
- On 3/2/06, Bram Moolenaar <Bram@...> wrote:
> You appear to underestimate the impact matches have on redrawing speed.Why not let plugin developers and the people that install them worry
> There is a penatly for having to redraw more often and a penalty per
> character to check for highlighting. I rather have plugin developers
> stuggle with the small number of matches available than me having to
> struggle to keep redrawing speedy. Sometimes less is better.
about redrawing speeds. If people install too many plugins and thus
impair their redrawing speeds then let them fix it by picking and
choosing the set of plugins that they can't live without. Just make
it clear in the documentation the reasons for too many matches being a
It's better to plan something that can grow with more CPU-speed
further on than to be locked into something that worked 2006 on an
MS-DOS system or whatever system we're worrying about today. Let's
not forget the quote that pops up in your signature once every so
often about people never needing more than 640 kilobyte of memory, as
said by a certain rich fellow that has built an operating system that
is basically collapsing over itself due to backwards-compatibility
issues and just a horrendous amount of code that has been
incrementally put together to deal with new word-sizes and new
technologies subsuming old ones. And while that quote is probably not
correctly attributed, see http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Bill_Gates44
and http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bill_Gates45, I still think it is a
point to consider.