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Re: The speed of Emacs 21

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: The speed of Emacs 21
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 10:29:39 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Miles Bader wrote:

> Gerd recently turned on some string debugging code in alloc.c (see
> GC_CHECK_STRING_BYTES).  When that happened I noticed an obvious
> slowdown

Yes, this is turned on by default to hunt an elusive memory-related
bug.  It certainly slows down Emacs significantly.  However, it does
not explain the massive consing that John reports (assuming that the
previous versions didn't do all that consing).

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