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Handle large/huge files better


Currently Sublimetext 3 can open large files (about 500mb for example) but:

  • It takes very long
  • and searching inside takes very long, too

In comparision there are other editors (UltraEdit) which opens such files instantly.

Solution idea:

  • Do not load the complete file into memory when it’s larger than X MB. Just load the first X MB only.
  • Continue loading when the user scrolls down or the search needs to load more up to the next occurance of the search.
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there’s also a discussion about this here:

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yeah, thanks. I added my comment to that discussion…