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Re: Display slowness that is painful

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Display slowness that is painful
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:15:52 +0900

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm confused.  How does it make sense to display characters in \XXX
> format instead?  Both methods produce gibberish (as one would expect
> of a binary file).  So we might as well choose the gibberish that
> redisplays faster.

Because gibberish with a big "Gibberish" label (which is sort of what
the octal syntax is) is a lot more presentable, and looks less like
Emacs just fucked something up.

"Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're
just making him madder and madder." -- Homer Simpson

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