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SubjectRe: CML2 1.1.1, wiuth experimental fast mode
Albert D. Cahalan <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>:
> > * Added fast-mode command to suppress side-effect computation
> > on slow machines.
>
> You could put the computation in a low-priority thread, so that it
> still gets done but doesn't mess up responsiveness.

Yes, I've thought about doing exactly this. It's a huge nasty can of
worms, though, because it would mean that the side effects from
setting a symbol could manifest some unpredictable amount of time
after they were triggered. And what if the user has taken actions
that set variables during that window? What if the side-effects
conflict?

Clearly, that way lies madness. I think my effort would be better spent
speed-tuning the deduction algorithms so fastmode can go away.
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