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@ 2000-12-11 11:50 Ariel Rios
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From: Ariel Rios @ 2000-12-11 11:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: guile-gtk, federico; +Cc: guile

Recently for a school project I wrote a simple L-System generator
that comes with a logo-like implementation that enables to do
a graphical interpretation of the strings generated by the L-System
Look on:
for more info on L-Systems

We need to take an L-System like:
 w: F+F+F+F 
  p: F -> F+F-F-FF+F+F-F
 and then according to the number of substitutions we do we get a final
string. Each F is interpreted as draw a line and the + - signs indicate
a change on the angle.

for drawing each line I do:
(gnome-canvas-item-new  (root-component obj) 'GnomeCanvasLine 
          :points (vector xo yo xf yf))

The problem is that when I do select an iteration number >= 5,
the pogram is damn slow and starts using memory in a huge way.

My thought is that creating a big number of canvas items is taking
that bunch of memory. HOwever I don't know if its a guile, guile-gtk
or GNOME canvas memory problem. Can you help to track me down this

Obviously I can change the hack and instead of drawing a line per each
F found on the string I can create a global vector to create at the end
only one canvas item. Still I would like to track the memory problem.

You can find the code at:

It includes the code and a small document about L=Sys.
To run it you need to do:
guile-gtk -l lsys-main.scm

You need to have a working gnome-guile, guile 1.4
and goops 0.9.0.



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