archiv~1: Re: SETI Re: Graphics Speed?

Re: SETI Re: Graphics Speed?

MarcusJohn@aol.com
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 20:09:25 EST

In a message dated 11/28/98 6:32:21 AM Eastern Standard Time,
david@djwhome.demon.co.uk writes:

> Incidentally, you should not be using VB for any time critical aspects of
> a SETI system, except for proof of concept purposes.

Yes, that was my point at the beginning of the stonesoup group. But I lost
the argument. Basically, VB 6.0 can be compiled, and it is not that slow
anymore. Anyway, you can easily call external modules to speed it up. When the
system is working and stable, we will be doing benchmarking and speedups as
time goes on. The fact of the matter is, over 50 percent of the worlds
software developers are now using VB.

The bottom line is that the stonesoup software is being written in VB. You
or I have no control over that now. It is written in stone, hehe, pun
intended.

John Marcus.
KE3SW.