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performance isn't a concern in ... Emacs Lisp's future

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: performance isn't a concern in ... Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:04:58 +0100

address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:

> What can I say? I don't sit around waiting for emacs to do stuff
> nowadays when I am using it. And I've just implemented a package that
> copies, then searches and replaces an entire buffer on every keypress.
> And I don't notice it running for moderate size files.
> The manual talks about the performance danger of overlay, but I've just
> put an overlay an every word in a 300 line buffer, and I can't notice
> that either.
> Even though Emacs now takes considerably more than Eight Megabytes, it
> is not Constantly Swapping. CPU has grown quicker than Emacs demands.

Another reason is we learned how to write better code. In the old days
we'd all be hacking 10k line C++ files.

But programmers with that level of maturity are still around. Many of
them using Eclipse.


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