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bug#8890: 23.3; message writing slows emacs

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: bug#8890: 23.3; message writing slows emacs
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:54:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.3 (darwin)

on Sun Sep 11 2011, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <larsi-AT-gnus.org> wrote:

> Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>> It would be good, IMO, to delay updating the visible message in the
>> minibuffer line long enough to be sure that the message just written
>> isn't about to be overwritten so fast that the user couldn't read it
>> anyway.
> Over-enthusiastic messaging isn't pretty, but slowing down Emacs just to
> display normal "informative" messages would be really bad, in my
> opinion.

I'm sorry; you've misunderstood me.  I agree with you!  I don't mean to
pause emacs; I mean to buffer the message until it has been stable for
some amount of time.  Hmm, I don't know whether emacs has the
architecture for that sort of asynchrony... but it should :-)

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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