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Re: default large-file-warning-threshold

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: default large-file-warning-threshold
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:00:57 +0200

> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:13:57 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> On 12/01/2014 07:52 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I doubt that the speed of decoding could be significantly increased.
> We don't need to increase decoding speed to make Emacs perform much 
> better on large files.  When I first visit a file, all I need to see is 
> the start of the file on my screen.  Emacs needs only to decode the 
> initial part of the file to do that.  It can decode the rest of the file 
> as I'm looking at the first part.

Sounds like a good project to me.

> Although this sort of thing would be a nontrivial change to Emacs,
> it's doable and it would already be done if performance on large
> files were a priority for Emacs developers.

Well, you know that there's no such thing as "a priority for Emacs
developers", right?  There are itches to scratch, that's all.

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