I'm not sure if it's funny or sad that there's more key press latency typing into most local Electron apps than connecting to a Quake 3 server 200 miles away back when I had 56k dial-up in 2000.
If you want to fast forward to today's internet, with an average internet connection it takes around 150ms to ping a server in the Netherlands from California. That's over 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers). Somehow a local key press has the same latency with certain code editors. What have we gotten ourselves into.
If you want a fast editor, switch to Sublime 3.
"The mess we're in" famous talk by joe amstrong should be transformed into a website listing all of those absurdities, as a way to public shame the culprits.
For anyone else:
Fantastic watch, thanks for recommending. Sad to hear that Joe Armstrong passed away a few weeks ago.
// This is Makepad, a work-in-progress livecoding IDE for 2D Design.
// This application is nearly 100% Wasm running on webGL.
its more than necessary but not as bad as you are implying