This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Attempted to recover from jet-lag, I lost a day somewhere which can't be good.
- Stared at gnome-ui-handler marvelling at the way hints work, concluded that code
was cut & pasted from gnome-app-helper. Began to doubt my sanity, and understanding of
- Re-implemented gnumeric's evaluation queue for speed; discovered this didn't
speed anything up; whacky, realised more understanding of the problem was needed. It appears
the problem is _purely_ searching the dependency space per cell created. Using the current
approach this neccessarily involves an N*N operation, regardless of how cunning we can
make the evaluation queue. Some of the tricks I plan for the style code have to be used here,
luckily in contrast with that, the majority of these dependencies are moderatley local. I
think a nested range-list cache would be ideal. This would store the dependencies for a set
of ranges which would home in on the current area of interest over the cache, thus utilising
whatever localilty of reference we can achieve, this can sometimes be quite high. Possibly
a multi tree'd cache approach would be better, and we can of course insert / remove items
with ease ensuring no cache flushes.
- Started trying to put some emacs tricks into practice from Nat & Ettore, old
habits dye a sort of beige colour.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)