I am a total newbie to IntelliJ, I was evaluating it for use as a possible editor/IDE in a commercial Lua project.
It looks very powerful with lots of interesting features (if a bit daunting in its complexity)
However within a few minutes of experimenting I hit a total showstopper problem. (Running Win7 on a top of the range quadcore SandyBridge CPU)
If I edit a new file, the editor speed is perfectly normal and usable. If I try to edit an existing file (approx 3,500 lines of text) the editor character lag becomes so bad that it is impossible to use.
I would estimate that even with my not so hot typing speeds I can get up to 10 or 12 characters ahead of the editor, so that I have to keep pausing for 1 to 2 seconds to let the editor catch up and let it eventually splurge out those 10 or so buffered characters.
I have turned off every feature I could think of that might slow it down for a big file, all plugins are disabled, I have turned off code inspection, nothing made any discernable improvements.
I searched the forums a bit and found complaints about slow editing dating back to 2005 ? Is this really just a problem that exists with this IDE ? If that is the case, its pointless carrying on my evaluation of this as not being able to type and edit sensibly is a total killer.
Thanks for any possible tips, solutions ?