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Re: What's the problem?

From: Luke A. Olbrish
Subject: Re: What's the problem?
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:27:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, address@hidden wrote:
>> Gnus could compute the summary in the background, piece by piece,
>> somewhat like stealth font-lock.  (Not exactly the same, because
>> whenever Emacs is otherwise idle it should work full time on
>> producing summary items.)
> This seems to be a highly favored solution on this list because it
> fits in easily with the existing interpreter.  The downside is that it
> does not use multiple processors if they exist, which has become more
> common with today's hardware.

is emacs so slow on today's hardware that it needs to be able to use
multiple processors?  it would seem that we could get more use out of
work on the interpreter to make it more efficient than to get emacs to
be able to utilize multiple processors.

Luke Anthony Olbrish

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