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Re: map-file-lines

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: map-file-lines
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 09:50:38 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> That might indeed be the case. I dont advocate any particular solution
> to the bigfile problem.  I just wanted to explain that some of us
> longterm Emacs users would like this functionality in Emacs.

I'm quite aware of it.  I myself have had such needs.

> That being said, how would the insert-file-contents solution work in
> practice?  Has something been done along these lines already?

Can't remember if someone tried it at all, but I don't think anyone has
gotten very far, no.

> Would it be possible to make some kind of generic solution that would
> make for instance hexl mode work on large files?

That sounds very difficult.  But it should not be too hard to adapt
hexl-mode specifically once the other part is implemented.


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