Re: [code] [textadept] to JIT or not to JIT...

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 08:48:10 -0500 (EST)

Hi Gabriel,

On Fri, 3 Mar 2017, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> El 03/03/2017 a las 10:34, Mitchell escribió:
>> Hi Gabriel,
>> On Fri, 3 Mar 2017, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've always wondered why there are 2 TA versions for gui and 2 for the
>>> curses.
>>> I guess the JIT version should run faster but be "less compatible" in
>>> some way.
>>> I do not use the JIT version because I've never seen an impressive
>>> speed up and to be in the safe side.
>>> What version of Textadept are you running?
>> I always use the non-JIT version.
>>> Is there any valid reason to use the JIT or the non JIT version?
>> One reason you might want to use the JIT version is if you want access to
>> LuaJIT's FFI features.
>>> Wouldn't be better to discard the JIT version and go to 64 bits in the
>>> Windows version?
>> Some time ago I asked the list if it was worth dropping the JIT version,
>> but some people depend on it quite heavily. Since LuaJIT rarely changes,
>> maintenance so far has been minimal.
>>> Maybe I'm missing something completely.
>> No, not at all. Very valid points you bring up. Do you have a particular
>> need for 64-bits? Last time I checked (a couple of years ago) there were no
>> pre-compiled 64-bit versions of GTK 2.24 for Windows. There was a 2.22
>> build that I experimented with, but 2.24 is needed. I suspect most of the
>> work is going into GTK 3.x on Windows, sadly.
>> Cheers,
>> Mitchell
> Thanks for answering, I was just curious about JIT.
> I use the WIN32 version without any problems at work (WIN7) and the linux
> version at home (32 and 64 bits).
> I guess a WIN64 version could run faster on 64 bits machines (?) that's it.

Okay, then there's no pressing need to put out 64-bit Windows builds right
now. Textadept is already quite fast on Windows. Thanks for the feedback.


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