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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Aurélien Aptel
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:51:44 +0100

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> Actually, most accesses to buffer text do precisely that: access one
> character at a time.  The API typically accepts the buffer position.
> Why do you think this is inefficient?

Iterating on a buffer content will need, for each character (I think)
2 funcalls (char-after, forward-char) and a fixnum -> int64_t
conversion. It seems like a non-negligible overhead, but maybe it
isn't, I don't know...

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