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