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Re: epub init file, and questions

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: epub init file, and questions
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 20:29:43 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 04:17:20PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > 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?

I think it's just that I have a slow hard drive and also have Chromium
open all the time.  Just tried it again and it was more like 7 seconds.

> 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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