Re: [textadept] Re: Performance concern in editing HTML files

From: Robert <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 19:03:14 +0100


> I still haven't tested other types of files but I thought I would add
> some information in case it's useful. The behaviour I have is that
> when I scroll up or down line-by-line, there's a slight lag with the
> display being updated. The lag is so great that when I release the up
> or down arrow key, the display keeps scrolling. In other words, it's
> struggling to keep up. Using the GNOME performance monitor I can see
> that when I am scrolling, the CPU load is extremely heavy. Admittedly
> this is on a laptop with an Intel Core 2 Solo CPU so it's not a
> monster but I wouldn't expect an editor to require significant
> resources. When I do the same with gedit, this behaviour doesn't
> happen.
> Interestingly I don't get the same behaviour from Textadept (portable,
> version 3.3) under Windows XP on my PC at work, although this is an
> Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
> I still intend testing other files which require multiple lexers and
> reporting the test results here.
> - Russell

this is most likely related to one of the plugins/modules you are
using. I have the same lagging even in plain lua files. I'll try to
find out which one is causing this.
You can try starting Textadept with a clean userhome, e.g.
textadept -u ~/tatest
which will create a new directory tatest.

Received on Tue 09 Nov 2010 - 13:03:14 EST

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