Re: [dev] [sandy] [PATCH] VIM key bindings.

From: Dimitris Zervas <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:19:50 +0300

On July 10, 2014 11:21:43 PM EEST, Maxime Coste <> wrote:
>On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 09:33:53AM -0700, Charlie Kester wrote:
>> The problem with linked lists of lines and piece tables has always
>> achieving good locality of reference. Not a problem with buffer gap,
>> where locality was the main motivating factor behind the design.
>In my experience, an array of pointers to lines is a very efficient
>You get O(1) access to any point in the buffer (provided you use
>as coordinates), and in typical code sources lines are reasonably small
>that using a single char array for lines is fast enough.
>Its easy to understand, implement and has excellent performances on non
>patholical text text.
>From my experience with Kakoune, you almost never need the byte-offset
>of a
>character, but very often the line,column pair. So using these as basic
>coordinates (and implementing the buffer backend in consequence) makes
>much sense.
I will agree that it's super easy to implement and understand and it covers most needs.
But how about search?
Is it fast?
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