| I have in fact disabled the Extended Directory Search (set at level
| 0) and also removed the index file but it is still twice as slow as
| 4NT? Could it just be a slower product ie. more functionality but
| slower? I also see that in the Task Manager that tcc even if doing
| nothing occassionally uses 1% of CPU. Could this be the update of the
| status bar?
Please make the distinction here between TCMD.EXE (the GUI tab manager,
which also contains the status bar, and the other GUI panels), and TCC.EXE
(the command processor, which in your experminet apparently runs in one of
the TCMD tabs). For a true performance comparison, you should compare the
performances of 4NT.and TCC.EXE when they are both in TCMD tabs, or when
they are in their own windows (stand-alone, neither one in a TCMD tab).
Please consider also the issue of possible OS caching. Starting and running
a program is very much slower if other applications have forced it out from
the various caches maintained by Windows, particularly the disk cache. I
noticed that starting programs the first time in the morning, after the
overnight run of my virus scanner, is very slow. Starting the same programs
later in the day, after other programs had taken over the caches, is slower
than rapidly repeated starts, but not to the same degree.