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Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs

From: Frank Schmitt
Subject: Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 15:27:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090019 (Oort Gnus v0.19) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.  I know it's a long shot, but I
> thought someone over here should know about it.

Well, for me Gnus' general performance (mainly building summary buffers
(nntp and nnml)) is much better under GNU Emacs than under XEmacs (also
MS Windows).

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