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Re: visual-line-mode

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: visual-line-mode
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:43:48 +0900

David Reitter <address@hidden> writes:
>>  (1) It seems extremely slow -- moving from line to line is noticeably
>>      laggy, and sometimes will just ... hang for a while, even if
>>      there's no wrapped lines at all.
>>  (2) It seems to cons a lot; even just a bit of movement results in
>>      frequent pauses to garbage collect (again, this happens even
>>      without any wrapped lines).
> It's an iterative approach, primarily because we don't have the right
> Emacs primitives.  That said, it's been nice and fast and we've used
> for standard movement commands for a while now.  So I'm not sure what
> the problem is.

Perhaps you're using a powerful system so that slowdowns aren't very
noticeable.  I presume you'd see the "gcing..." msgs though ... oh wait,
aren't those turned of by default now?


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