On 10/11/1999 4:38:10 AM, Pauli Lindgren wrote:
>You just need
>to use a smaller window for Scribe,
>instead of full screen window. The
>erroneous word is automatically
I am glad to hear it is easy to do. When I get some time, I will give it a try.
>The problem with Scribe is that it is
>very slow. If I have a file containing
>10 lines, and the first error is on line
>2, it takes about 10 seconds to find the
>first error and about 3 minutes to
>suggest a correction.
That may be because it is always calling up submacros and data files from disk, but with modern disk caching, it should not be a major factor.
Scribe has to conduct 3 searches to get a word from a buffer, then it has to search for the word in the dictionaries, assuming worst case, that is another four searches, and with upto 9 special dictionaries, that comes to worst case 16 searches, before it even brings up the correction submenu.
>BTW, I noticed that if you have more
>than one text file open, Scribe runs
>nearly two times slower compared to when
>you have just one file open. I think it
>has something to do with the amount of
>memory reserved for a buffer on Vedit.
That would apply I think only in the dos version, in the windows version, Vedit should be able to grab as many 64K chunks as it needs. And the only file that vedit would need to auto buffer is the main dictionary english.vdf.
And if you are trying to spell check a file over 64k with Scribe, you have too much time on your hands.