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Re: epub init file, and questions

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: epub init file, and questions
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 16:17:20 +0200

> From: Gavin Smith <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 21:43:20 +0000
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>, bug-texinfo@gnu.org
> > >    . the stand-alone Info reader is a much leaner program than Emacs
> > 
> > Who cares? On modern computers, Emacs is relatively lean, and almost
> > everyone who would use 'info' is likely to have Emacs installed.
> > Using an emacs-server of course helps.
> I care.  I have Emacs installed but don't habitually use it.  "info"
> starts up pretty much instantaneously (in fact, it is much quicker
> than "man" - "man" always seems to take about half a second to
> load regardless of how many times you run it, whereas info has no
> noticeable delay the second time you run it).  I just ran "emacs"
> at the command line to see how long that took to start up, and I
> counted 31 seconds for it to load up.

That is unusually slow, perhaps you have a lot in your customizations?

But in any case, expecting people to start using Emacs just to read
Info manuals sounds too far-fetched to me.  They are much more likely
to use their favorite Web browser.

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