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Re: [h-e-w] NTEmacs, producing a file of "\xff".

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] NTEmacs, producing a file of "\xff".
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:15:05 -0000

From: "Bill Pringlemeir" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 2:48 AM
Subject: [h-e-w] NTEmacs, producing a file of "\xff".

> "GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt4.0.1381) of 2002-03-19 on BILL"
> If I try to create a file of "\xff", emacs becomes very slow!  For
> example, the following keys "<Esc> 5 2 4 2 8 8 <C-Q> 2 5 5 <return>"
> will start to consume an enormous amount of CPU time.  It is next to
> impossible to move around in the file (or do anything).
> I was trying to create a "blank" flash image.  I was rather astounded
> at the amount of CPU time this took.  I think that this is actually
> "\xad", because emacs is using octal and not decimals for quoted
> values.  Why is it so slow?
> Regards,
> Bill Pringlemeir.

Perhaps it was trying to fontify.  Was the buffer in a mode that has
font-lock enabled?


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