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bug#34477: Fleeting docview warning revealed on slow computers


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: bug#34477: Fleeting docview warning revealed on slow computers
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 18:41:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> On a super slow computer, doc-view.el's
>
>     ;; Typically happens if the conversion process somehow
>     ;; failed.  Better not signal an error here because it
>     ;; could prevent a subsequent reconversion from fixing
>     ;; the problem.
>     (concat "Cannot display this page!\n"
>             "Maybe because of a conversion failure!"))))
>
> ends up appearing just before the document is displayed.
>
> Testing on fast computers you will never see the problem.
>
> Better replace the message with "One moment please..."

You already made the argument: on a typically fast computer, you'll
never see this message.  Given that computers become faster every year,
it becomes much more likely that you see this message because of some
failure.

Bye,
Tassilo





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