At 08:37 PM 9/1/01 -0700, Jim Battle wrote:
As it stands, you might BLIT a given LED thousands of
times a second, but you only get to see the one blit that was most recent at the time the
screen is scanned at a 60 or 72 hz rate. That is, 99% of the current BLITs get
overwritten before any of them show up on the screen.
Speaking from years of experience with Windows apps
with status message displays, I'll confirm they can consume
the vast majority of CPU time if improperly coded.
Even sampling at 60 Hz is overkill. I bet that even
six times a second will seem like a blur.