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Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 10:36:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090018 (Oort Gnus v0.18) XEmacs/21.4 (Native Windows TTY Support (Windows), windows-nt)

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>>> "David" == David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>>     David> P.S. If it's any consolation, GNU Emacs is *WAY* faster
>>     David> than XEmacs at sending mail to the SMTP server ;-)
>> Right.  That's because traditionally we assumed that sendmail always
>> worked and used an asynchronous process.  Then we started having
>> people use less reliable software (eg, beta versions of TMDA) and
>> losing mail.  So now we wait on the return code.  Perhaps this could
>> be tweaked a bit, or made user-configurable, but we were in a hurry to
>> get it right at the time; losing mail is a no-no.
> It's not clear if "sending mail" means sendmail or smtpmail --
> David?

I'm using smtpmail.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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