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Re: The speed of Emacs 21

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: The speed of Emacs 21
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:27:49 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/21.0.90

>>>>> On Tue Oct 31, Eli writes:

> Yes, this is turned on by default to hunt an elusive memory-related
> bug.  It certainly slows down Emacs significantly.  However, it does
> not explain the massive consing that John reports (assuming that the
> previous versions didn't do all that consing).

If you try the e21 from around Jun/Aug, it did not have these speed
problems at all.  There have been a lot of changes in alloc.c since
that time, but I can't begin to say where the problem lies.

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