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Re: emacs designers neglect slower computer users?


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: emacs designers neglect slower computer users?
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 20:43:44 +0000 (UTC)
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address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

> I say it might be a good exercise to use a P166 processor with 32K
> memory like me just to find those slow spots.
> 
> > What spots are those?  Your message is unclear.  I need more
> > information before I can find those spots.*

> *RMS will probably say this.

I will say that too, as my only machine between February and
September of this year was a P120 (admittedly with 72Mb of RAM), and
I never noticed any particularly slow spots on that. I still wind it
up and take it out for a spin occasionally today.

> Anyways,
> $ top
> Mem:    31332K av,   30000K used,    1332K free,       0K shrd,     500K buff
> Swap:  255488K av,   55332K used,  200156K free                    8180K 
> cached
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^
What's another 64Mb of RAM worth in Taiwan these days? If you can
stop that swapping, your machine will fly compared with how it
performs today.

-- 
Jason Rumney



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