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Re: [elpa] master 88578a4: Increase the default number of hits

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [elpa] master 88578a4: Increase the default number of hits
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:54:14 -0500

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  > > You'll have all bugs at the end, in the same buffer. You just need to
  > > say three times "download the next debbugs-gnu-default-hits-per-page 
  > > instead of saying it once. Not too uncomfortable, when you start a
  > > triage over all bugs.

  > As a user interface, having to wait for four times with commands
  > inbetween is not a very good user interface.

This is Lisp code; we can easily give users a way to ask for whatever
they want.

  > Because the more results you fetch at once, the more memory it uses on
  > the server, thus increasing the likelihood of a bunch of simultaneous
  > requests causing an out-of-memory condition. I did already explain this,
  > not sure why it's hard to get across. Most (all?) search engines limit
  > the number of results you get per page.

If it causes problems to request all the bug reports
in a single command, the Lisp code could send multiple commands
to fetch them 500 at a time until it has got them all.

Dr Richard Stallman
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