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Re: Magit slow on Windows

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Magit slow on Windows
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 12:37:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Kevin Yu <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 13:46:53 +0800
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Which is what? msysgit or the Cygwin git?
>> msysgit. 
> Then I think this is wrong: you should see
>   c:/git/bin/git.exe
> Invoking git through a Windows shell script incurs an unnecessary
> slowdown.  You should start Emacs from the shell that knows about the
> msysgit installation, to get correct behavior.
> But I'm not sure this will solve your problem.  The Windows filesystem
> is slower than Linux filesystems, especially with a cold cache, and
> nothing, not even Emacs, can change that.

Not in anyway that would cause any human recognisable delay.  Suggesting
that speed of the file system is in any way contributing to this issue
is somewhat silly and misleading and introducing fud.

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