Minimap Coordinates Memory Usage Optimization
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07-11-19, 04:42 PM
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I've been coding my UI casually for ~ 6 years. Turns out I'm still garbage at it compared to you all. It's incredible how absolutely complex you can get to squeeze every inch out of CPU/RAM if you sit down and really go for it.
I feel it's important to point out that RAM usage is not a performance issue, except for leak cases such as this thread you created or playing WoW with less than 8GB of RAM. Many addons, "Details" being a great example, save on a lot of CPU by caching as much info as possible.
CPU will always be WoW's bottleneck. Do not be afraid to cache as much data as possible instead of querying the API. The less you do each frame, especially in combat, the better.
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