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Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 10:15:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090018 (Oort Gnus v0.18) XEmacs/21.4 (Native Windows TTY Support (Windows), cygwin32)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 07:43:59AM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Now that I've got your attention, I should qualify that.  On Windows
>> XP using GNUs and talking to an IMAP server, it's way faster to use
>> XEmacs than to use Gnu Emacs.  Nobody over on the GNUs list has a clue
>> as to why, but since they just work on elisp code they surmise it's
>> something in the emacs implementation.
> Um, it might help if you actually said what operation is slower....

Almost anything.  `M-g' to get new message headers is one example, but
downloading a large message (with, say, a several-megabyte
attachment), shows a really remarkable difference in speed.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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