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Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:18:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090018 (Oort Gnus v0.18) XEmacs/21.4 (Native Windows TTY Support (Windows), windows-nt)

Frank Schmitt <address@hidden> writes:

> 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).

I think I'm seeing something similar.  My complaint with GNU Emacs
only applies to "almost anything" having to do IMAP transactions over

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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