Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:18 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Benchmarks "Linux has an abundance of excellent terminal applications. Interestingly, I could not find any decent comparison of their text display performance. Since I use the command line a lot, I want text output that is as fast as possible. When you compile a large project, you don't want the console output to be the limiting factor. I took the burden on me to do a comprehensive comparison of the text through of all possible terminals."
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RE[2]: wrong test
by MrSidecar on Thu 6th Sep 2007 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE: wrong test"
MrSidecar
Member since:
2007-02-13

I have another question: Does the text output speed really affect compiling speed that much? I mean, If youŽd want to know hof fast gcc works in a respective terminal app, why not, uh, time THAT and compare those results? WouldnŽt that be more informative on this matter?

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RE[3]: wrong test
by Soulbender on Thu 6th Sep 2007 12:17 in reply to "RE[2]: wrong test"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Does the text output speed really affect compiling speed that much?"

No. It's pretty unlikely that text output speed would be a major limiting factor for the time it takes to compile something.

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RE[3]: wrong test
by polyex on Fri 7th Sep 2007 05:21 in reply to "RE[2]: wrong test"
polyex Member since:
2007-07-11

Your on the money in your observation. It means nothing, thats why this is article is just beyond stupid. Worrying about how fast your terminal is gets you out of actual coding, which is probably the root of this guys problem.

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