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Re: Why Images Bother People (or, at least me)

On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 09:26 AM, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> One reason I don't particularly care for the whole "image" concept is 
> that it seems overly monolithic.  You can't make use of a small 
> language core that only loads resources it needs for the job at hand 
> -- you load the whole 50 Meg image, whether you want to access a 
> database or play MPEG movies, or just print "Hello, World!".

I agree that this is a problem with traditional image models. However, 
this seems to be an implementation issue and not a problem with images 
in general.  You could, for example, store your image in way that would 
allow it to lazily load in only what was needed, when it was needed - 
in the same way that an OS doesn't load an application into RAM until 
it's needed.

"Statically typed languages are like American sports cars.
They go fast, but only in a straight line"