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Re: M-x grep is too slow

From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: M-x grep is too slow
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 19:56:12 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     When I scroll to the bottom of the *grep* buffer I can see that after
>     a short while the insertion of new text gets very slow -- characters
>     are inserted at a rate of about 1 character per second.
> You could change the sentinel to bind inhibit-quit to nil.
> Then with debug-on-quit set to t, you could indeed get into the
> debugger and see where it is spending its time.

The time is used in `compilation-filter', i.e. by simply inserting the
strings in the buffer.

Jesper Harder                                <http://purl.org/harder/>

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