Topic: Tentative 6.20.2 ready (1 of 1), Read 21 times
Conf: VEDIT Beta Test
From: Ted Green
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011 06:09 PM

I have uploaded a tentative 6.20.2 to the VEDIT website.
It can be downloaded from:


Here are some of the changes:

VEDIT LOG (veditlog.txt)

05/26/11 6.20.2
Faster (4x) Scribe spelling checker
Minor - Rename {CONFIG, Associate file types} to "Windows integration"
Technical - New Buf_Switch(r,VALUE,size) option
Technical - New Reg_Prep() command to optimize macros for speed
Fix - Scribe didn't work under Vista/Win7
Fix - Startup.vdm had wrong default location for ustartup.vdm


Mostly I have worked a lot on the Scribe spelling checker, making it much faster.
Two rather obscure macro language additions:

Buf_Switch() New Buf_Switch(r,VALUE,size) option sets the allocated memory
size of a new buffer to 'size' instead of the default (which
is currently 128 Kbytes). The allowable range of values is
16K - 4Meg. (16000 - 4000000)

Reg_Prep(r) Optimize (prepare) the VEDIT macro in T-Reg 'r' for faster
execution by stripping extra whitespace and comments. 'r'
can be the currently executing macro.

Reg_Prep() has actually been around for a long time, but we never documented it.

I implemented the Buf_Switch() option for the Scribe macro's main 1.2 Meg dictionary, but it didn't make much difference. (However other things made a huge difference.)

We have been testing larger edit buffer sizes, but generally don't see big speed improvements in using larger ones. Therefore the default size is still only 128K. I will soon adjust the size according to the size of the file being opened (if any) and likely vary it between 64k and 2 megs.

I didn't make any changes/improvements to the installation process as that is rather tricky and needs lots of testing on different versions of Windows. It seems to be working reasonably well right now.


Ted Green (support@...) Greenview Data, Inc.
Web: www.... 8178 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Tel: (734) 426-7500 Fax: 734-426-7510 VEDIT - Text/Data/Binary Editor