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Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: Gnu Emacs way slower than XEmacs
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 10:17:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090018 (Oort Gnus v0.18) XEmacs/21.4 (Native Windows TTY Support (Windows), cygwin32)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "David" == David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>     David> Now that I've got your attention, I should qualify that.
>     David> On Windows XP using GNUs and talking to an IMAP server,
>     David> it's way faster to use XEmacs than to use Gnu Emacs.
> Which version of XEmacs?  

The very latest I could download a few days ago.

> Up until very recently, things could be very slow because of a bug
> in our process code which caused a hang on large network operations.

It didn't *look* like a hang from this end, but if the hang was short
enough it might've been one.

> If that sounds like a possibility, I'll find the patch.  (I think it
> was by Daiki Ueno, it simply set the pipe to non-blocking.)  I don't
> think this code was ever part of GNU Emacs, but there's some
> possibility of independent invention.  ;-)

Oh, that sounds like it might be a possibility.  Worth looking at, for

Dave Abrahams
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