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bug#35675: 27.0.50; Is line-number-at-pos unnecessarily slow?


From: Alex Branham
Subject: bug#35675: 27.0.50; Is line-number-at-pos unnecessarily slow?
Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 07:34:24 -0500
User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 27.0.50

On Sat 11 May 2019 at 15:36, Basil L. Contovounesios <address@hidden> wrote:

> Alex Branham <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> line-number-at-pos basically regex searches forward for \n's and
>> counts them up.
>
> It only does this (via count-lines) if selective-display is t, which is
> deprecated and seldom used.  Otherwise it uses the value returned by
> forward-line (defined in C), which calls find_newline, which AFAIK uses
> the buffer's newline cache to some extent (I'm not familiar with its
> implementation).

Thanks, I missed/misunderstood that part.

> Either way, as Eli says, there's often an algorithmic solution to
> slowness in uses of count-lines.

I'll take that advice and see if there's a more clever way to go about it.

Thanks again,
Alex





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