|Subject:||Re: Regarding performance issues with the Emacs 25.1 Windows-build|
|Date:||Fri, 9 Dec 2016 22:09:05 +0100|
> From: Fabrice Popineau <fabrice.popineau@
> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:56:09 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,
> Noam Postavsky <address@hidden
> Jostein Kjønigsen <address@hidden>
> Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> There is a user on Reddit who pretends that theses latest binaries of Emacs run slower on Windows than on
> I didn't get a chance yet to give it a try.
> The test is as follows :
> - Install Helm from MELPA.
> - Add this config to the init file, as suggested by Helm page
emacs/comments/5e3xpu/emojis_ in_emacs_intentionally_ disabled_for_osx/dabya5i/
> If anybody has a chance to do the testing. I'm not sure about what helm config he is
> talking about (the full one or the default one).
Helm fires up a lot of subprocesses, and subprocess handling in Emacs
on MS-Windows is complicated and involves synchronization between
threads. Maybe that is at least one reason for slower startup.
Another reason could be intensive file I/O, which is more efficient on
GNU/Linux (not related to Emacs).
> My guess is that something else than emacs is disturbing his load time (antivirus ?).
Yes, antivirus could be yet another reason.
But I agree that without a reproducible recipe, this discussion is a
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