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Date: 2006-08-14 (23:25)
From: Matt Gushee <matt@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Weak hashtables & aggressive caching
Richard Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 10:28:39AM -0600, Matt Gushee wrote:
>> Wait a minute, though. According to the Gdk reference manual, 
>> <http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gdk/gdk-Pixbufs.html#id2861842>
>>   Pixbufs are client-side images.
> Ah right, pixbufs, pixmaps ...  In that case why bother preloading
> them at all?

Well, maybe I shouldn't. That's why I asked if it was worth the effort.

> eog is flagrant with regards to pixmaps because the
> developers believe it allows them to display images quickly (the
> images are already on the X server, converted from JPEGs into raw
> pixels).  In this age of fast CPUs and slow RAM this is unlikely to be
> the case.

Thanks for your insights.

Matt Gushee
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