[PD] list vs. symbol array [was: Re: Licensing issues]

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Nov 8 17:42:34 CET 2012


On Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 05:45:49PM -0800, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> [symbolarray] does indeed take about half as much cpu as using the message
> box.  It also takes exactly the same cpu as [makefilename %d-tab] which is
> much simpler and doesn't require an abstraction.  But maybe you needed those
> specific names for the tables for some reason...

The m_symbolarray-abstraction is a convenience wrapper around 
 [element symarray symbols]
 [get sym name]

which includes some logic to manage the array's content. [makefilename %d-tab]
btw. cannot manage anything.

So [makefilename %d-tab] is doing something different. You should not use
m_symbolarray to replace it. Only use a symbolic array, where you need it.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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