[Kst] [PATCH] Make plugins faster

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Fri Nov 5 22:04:15 CET 2004

*If* we can show that it is a significant speedup (>~30%) in at least some 
cases, then, given the long RC1 time scale, I think it can go in.  Planck-HFI 
is by far the most intense plugin user right now, and if they need it, they 
are going to use it, whether we branch before or after the change.  And if 
they use it, then they are certainly going to test it over the next couple 
weeks.  The changes are well isolated and easily revertable if we find 


On November 5, 2004 02:42 pm, George Staikos wrote:
> On Friday 05 November 2004 14:21, Andrew Walker wrote:
> > As this is only a performance issue I would
> > recommend holding off until after the 1.0 release
> > and we can get more testing time on it.
>    Depends on how you look at it.  Some of the uses here are very intense
> on plugins, almost to the point of making Kst unusable on the hardware they
> have.  Anyway, I'll add ths to a branch if it doesn't go in.
> > Also, I would feel more comfortable if the
> > _inStrings and _outStrings are memset
> > immediately after they are allocated.
>   Oops, good catch.  It could possibly freeParameters() immediately after
> creating them, so that might have crashed.

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