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Re: who's a little piggy? MOZILLA-MAIL, that's who!



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On 15 Feb 2003 13:37:32 -0800, Gordon Messmer wrote:

> > This has been my experience with the text editor in Netscape Mail
> > and Mozilla Mail for a long time. One of the reasons why I don't use
> > it. The longer you edit your text, the more memory each operation
> > consumes in no relation to the actual size of the text. It starts at
> > some point and ends with symptoms like selecting all text with
> > Shift+CRSRDOWN consumes so much memory it's visible in xosview.
> 
> Does that apply to all platforms, or just Linux (GTK+)?
> 
> Back in the early days of GTK+, there was a similar bug that affected
> all editable widgets, IIRC.  :)

I don't know. I don't even know whether all text editing areas in
Mozilla are based on the same widget and how much gtk+ affected
Mozilla internally. I could not even give accurate steps on how to
reproduce it, since I don't know what special sequence of operations
triggers the bug (or memory consumption) or whether it is just a
matter of time or total number of operations. Maybe mouse
cut'n'paste operations must be involved. Maybe it has been fixed
meanwhile. At some point in time one starts moving on to a different
application which doesn't have such a bug. When posting to text box
forms with Mozilla, I usually prepare my text in a separate editor
and only cut'n'paste it into the box. That way I avoid heavy
editing. I won't change that habit just to see whether the bug is
still present.

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