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Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?
Date: 05 Dec 2003 15:46:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 05 Dec 2003, address@hidden wrote:
> > Reading or writing are blocking operations, so they would be
> > executed in parallel anyway.
> Right, but if the read or write don't need to block the UI thread,
> why should they?  Take for example auto-save files.  When I'm
> editing a large document on a NFS filesystem, Emacs often will pause
> completely while auto-saving the document.  If a separate thread or
> process could auto-save the document while I could keep working,
> that would be very nice.  It wouldn't add new functionality, but it
> would improve the user experience.

And just version of the buffer would it autosave when I was allowed to
edit the file _while_ it was saving it?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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