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Re: Breakpoint ignored.

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Breakpoint ignored.
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 03:44:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:


>> If Emacs has no trouble handling typing at real typing speed
>> then it is working fast enough.
> I beg to differ.  A few hours ago I put a score book up on my laptop
> (because my music stand is missing in action).  Half an hour later, I
> found that it had pressed a key with auto repeat, with the cursor in
> Firefox' location bar.  Now 15 characters per second for half an hour
> without a newline is not "real typing speed".  Nevertheless, it was
> completely annoying that Firefox was thrashing so hopelessly that after
> a few minutes of trying to erase that long line in the location bar (C-a
> DEL should have done the trick) I had to kill and restart Firefox.
> I think that any tool with text entry should stand up to this sort of
> abuse.

I think it is not related to the specific case being discused, but your
scenario looks quite extreme to me. Such abuse does not warrant
increasing complexity with optimizations or safeguards for
them. Guaranteeing that emacs (or firefox) behaves snappy after pressing
a key for half an hour (why not a month?) enters the paranoid field of
life-critical applications.

Looking at the documentation and being misguided by it with the
subsequent confusion and time waste is worse, IMO.


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