--- Comment #21 from MZMcBride <b...@mzmcbride.com> 2011-01-05 01:21:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #20)
> I'm referring to the string hacks. I'm aware that the cite templates are slow.
> However, while the Obama article uses nearly 200 different templates, none of
> them appear to to be in [[Category:String manipulation templates]], which
> be the ones improved by string parser functions.
StringFunctions and any similar implementation are pretty much outright banned
and Rich has pivoted the conversation toward taking a more holistic approach to
resolving this bug. His point was that a new wiki templating system would be
faster. My point is that it's important when discussing a more holistic
approach to note that it isn't just string manipulation that makes rendering
slow as shit. The entire recursive brace substitution scheme is awful. If
could be rewritten in a sane language, it would undoubtedly improve rendering
time of large pages _and_ allow for extra goodies like string manipulation. One
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