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Re: Emacs documentation sources


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs documentation sources
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:13:45 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 22:17:40 +0200
> 
> > Do you really claim that the size of DOC strings is of no concern at
> > all?
> 
> Since they reside in the .elc files and/or the DOC file and are only
> ever loaded into memory temporarily when they are actually consulted,
> they take up only disk space, not main memory.  Just like the manual.

Perhaps you should re-read th relevant sources before you make such
assertions.  What I see there is that each displayed doc string is
kept in memory twice, and it remains in memory until the next GC.

So, temporary or not, the doc strings do in fact occupy memory for
more than a split second.




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