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Re: hang while marking large region


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: hang while marking large region
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:18:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> hello,
>
> i'm using 21.1.13 xemacs. when i set the mark and then scroll to a
> distant area in a text file, xemacs hangs. we're talking about a few
> megabytes of data being marked.

Please distinguish between Emacs using an X display and the separate
software project XEmacs.

> it seems that xemacs must be trying to copy the marked region
> somewhere and then hanging.
>
> any ideas for a workaround?

Workaround: don't use XEmacs.

This is a known problem.  I had this same problem and the solution was
to switch.

http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/04/xemacs-is-dead-long-live-xemacs.html

Joel

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