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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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