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Re: mmap visited files?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mmap visited files?
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:07:26 +0200 (IST)

On 18 Feb 2002 address@hidden wrote:

> This is an idea for some unknown future Emacs.  I wonder if it's
> feasible, when someone first visits a file, to simply mmap it instead
> of reading it all into memory.

In general, Emacs decodes the file's text when it reads it, so using mmap 
won't make such a bug difference, I think.

Also, AFAIK mmap loses with NFS on some systems.

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