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Re: What's the problem?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: What's the problem?
Date: 12 Dec 2003 12:57:54 +0900

address@hidden (Luke A. Olbrish) writes:
> is emacs so slow on today's hardware that it needs to be able to use
> multiple processors?

I'm not sure why people keep talking about threading as some way to make
emacs faster -- speed is not a major problem in general, and those
places where it _is_ (e.g., gnus summary generation) don't seem easily
parallizable.  As far as I can see, threads are desirable mostly because
they allow the user to keep working while something's happening in the
background (since typical emacs task are very non-cpu-intensive, the
background task probably won't slow down appreciably either).

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