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Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue Dec 4 21:35:53 EST 2007

Sean Egan spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > and emits a ton of signals for widget
> > resizing/exposing.
> I imagine this is a performance argument? I suspect that an additional
> size-allocate keystroke every 80 or so keystrokes is negligable. Do
> you have reason to suspect otherwise?

Of all of the arguments on this issue, this one I take the most
seriously, actually.  We already run for crap on remote X11 displays,
and widgets resizing will do nothing but make that worse.  Scrolling
is not particularly expensive, so maybe the widgets do something smart
about it, but it's certainly not going to be as cheap as not dancing.
This was one reason I supported retaining a preference to turn off
smooth scroll, as well.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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