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Re: Defcustoms, how do users find them?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Defcustoms, how do users find them?
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:22:51 +0100

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 3:09 AM, Stefan Monnier
<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> So it ends up increasing Emacs's footprint by a bit less than
>>> a megabyte.  It's not the end of the world, but it might be worthwhile
>>> trying to avoid loading this data unless it's really needed.
>> The easiest seems to be to split cus-load.el in two part and only load
>> this extra part in C-h v etc.
> I think C-h v, C-h f and very common operations which most of the time
> do not need this info, so I'd like to avoid eating up 1MB just for that.
>>> Of course, maybe there's a way to represent the same info
>>> more compactly
>> I doubt it is possible, but I do not understand all the figures.
>> Does it help to erase the data again after C-h v?
> Erasing the data after use might be a way around the problem.
> Note that in the form in which you currently store the data (Customize
> symbol properties), it's difficult to unload it.

Maybe load this data only when needed and erase them always afterwards.

What is the problem with erasing the data? It is just a simple loop
erasing it all, or?

> If you additionally split the data (e.g. based on the first letter),
> you'd end up only loading a tenth of the data at a time, which would
> seem a lot more reasonable.

Aren't these data only needed in custom operations? Then just
loading/unloading them seems not be operations that will be very
frequent. They are not more frequent than commands if flag them and
erase them at command level. And a 0.1 seconds delay for certain
commands that either load libraries or are meant as information
commands is not very much.

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