running DWT with DDL

Tom S h3r3tic at
Thu May 29 07:09:16 PDT 2008

John Reimer wrote:
> Hello bobef,
>> The last time I did that was one year ago with DWT-Shawn and DDL was
>> loading DWT terribly slow (like 10 seconds on a fast pc). So it was
>> not usable at all. Is this still the case?
> Looks like this has been done a couple of times before, but not 
> necessarily with DWT.  Kris submitted the first idea to use the host app 
> about 2 years ago; the tool is in ddl svn.  I guess the method didn't 
> catch on... perhaps because of load times as you mention, although it's 
> a clever idea. :)
> I haven't been able to test the example yet, so I don't know about load 
> times. Frank? Tom?

When first running the app, all deps are loaded, parsed and linked 
within about 3-4 sec on my laptop with centrino 1.7. When running it 
again and the libs are cached by the OS, it's about 1-2 seconds. This 
includes loading tango-base, tango-user, a dozen of winapi libs, the app 
and the dwt lib.
I'm planning to optimize the omf backend in ddl more, so these numbers 
can be expected to shrink :)

Tomasz Stachowiak
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