[Kst] Re: Kst - parameter lists and events

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Sat Jul 17 00:38:00 CEST 2004

On Friday 16 July 2004 15:33, Barth Netterfield wrote:

> -Avoid changes to vectors and scalars. They shouldn't be needed.
> George, Rick, do you have thoughts?

    My last email outlines my only concern, other than also avoiding changes 
to KstVector and KstScalar.  One thing I have thought about for a while is 
caching the statistics in KstVector to make equations and other objects which 
use them a bit faster.  The performance hit is noticeable - I measured it to 
be significant in the past.  This would allow us to reduce the impact of 
making scalars optional on KstVector too.

> My experience with alarms has been that they are really hard to get right,
> even with a stand alone alarm program.  I think that email and elog events
> will be nearly impossible to make generally correct within kst.  Perhaps we
> need a stand-alone?
> What is your plan?  (I'm stuck here).

  One big concern I have is that the I/O  code should use KIO.  I could never 
even test the email functionality because the one in there just won't work 
with my network setup (encryption, different ports, AUTH, etc).  Likewise for 
the HTTP code.  It also makes us responsible for the security issues, whereas 
KIO has been auditted and reauditted many times over.

George Staikos
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