Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 2, 2005 22:41 UTC (Wed) by azhrei_fje
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
Perhaps. But you're comparing software that didn't/couldn't do what we
wanted it to, with software that has more features than mere mortals are
likely to ever use.
Given that, I will say that I think startup times are pretty bad. But
don't think it's bloat. I think that startup times are linked to building
the GUI interface, and I think much of that interface is built without any
parallelism. Just in playing around with a Java program of mine, I found
that a lot can be built either in a separate thread or when the program
goes idle waiting for user input. In both cases, the *apparent* response
time was very much improved.
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