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   Re: [xml-dev] Eclipse: the new Emacs? (and the XML story)

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On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 02:00, Bob Foster wrote:
> It may be problem you're running into with your 401K document is that 
> Eclipse itself, not just the editors that run in it, is something of a 
> memory hog. If you're running Eclipse in its default max memory, around 
> 100MB, any significant work you do will get Eclipse near the limit, 
> putting you into a constant garbage-collection mode, which slows things 
> down considerably.
> I personally don't run Eclipse except with the following added to the 
> command line:
>   -vmargs -Xmx256m
> I know this comes as a shock to people coming from emacs or otherwise 
> unused to running in an all-Java environment not particularly tuned for 
> low memory usage, but there it is. The question is, do you want to spend 
> your time optimizing away the need for a <$100 memory chip?

it's not the optimising away the need for this $100 chip, it's the
accumulated optimising that counts. and at times going from O(n) to
O(log n) techniques. after a while you're not saving 1% on hardware
costs (and therefore hardly worth it), but 90% and very much worth it.

what would be good is an xml plugin for vi (anyone know one? not just a
syntax highlighter) because it seems happy with multi megabyte files.




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