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Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 21:56:43 -0400
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On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 06:12:09PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 09:00:33PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > The underlying problem is that the rate is repainted several times a second,
> > using a numeric filter to approximate the ETA value.  My original
> > implementation of ETA limited refreshes to once per second, but LP's
> > alternative was deemed better by the majority of the people on lynx-dev.  
> > That
> > was a few years ago.
> Right.
> But how how can the redrawing of the ETA value can happen fast enough to
> slow down the link when it doesn't _appear_ to generate that much data, no
> matter how fast it's spinning.

writing to a terminal is slow (much slower than writing to a file).

The problem with drawing more than once per second is that (unless you
have gettimeofday), there's no easy way to limit that refresh rate.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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