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Old 11 December 2005, 20:00   #29
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now it's Microgolded (GoldEd got a little too bloated).
Perceptions can be a weird thing :) microgolded and GoldED are almost exactly the same program and are compiled from the same source code. In file size, microgolded larger. That's because catalogs, help and images were compiled into it rather than being separate files. The goal was to make a single file.

If you want a lean, mean GoldED fighting machine, don't install the Cubic IDE features you don't need (GoldED is part of Cubic IDE). Installation is modular, all non-essential features can be left out. Not that it makes much sense beyond saving HD space. Stuff that's not used isn't loaded anyway and doesn't make it slower.

Both, in my tests, are the fastest Amiga editors available on classic Amigas and UAE *) But of course I couldn't test all. Btw, GoldED/microgolded have a built-in benchmark: Load a large document, go to the top of it and enter the command TASK BENCH in the command dialog. This benchmark is useful to check how your UAE compares to your Pegasos or check the effect of settings in GoldED.

The advantage of GoldED over microgolded is that it has filetypes and two important features that build on that: Syntax highlighting and plugs-ins.


* Statement is based on time needed to page through large C source code and measure the time needed for that with a stop watch, with optimized settings, under same conditions. Same font (8 pixel wide), same window size, syntax highlighting on or off, without plug-ins. Optimized means "custom rendering" option for 8-pixel-wide fonts under "Global Settings" was on best setting. Under UAE, that's ON. Subjectively, some editors appear to be faster because they don't do flicker-free refresh and flicker creates the artifical impression of hectic speed. A stop watch shows the actual speed. GoldED loves source codes, their structure allows optimizations to kick in.
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