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Re: [O] Extremely slow org-table operations

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Extremely slow org-table operations
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:43:15 +0100


York Zhao <address@hidden> writes:

> A few months ago I tried Emacs 24.4 and was disappointed because almost all of
> the org-table operations became AT LEAST ten times slower. Because recently
> Emacs 24.4 gets officially released, I finally switched over. However, the
> problems I had several months ago were still there, i.e., in a big file,
> org-table operations are at least ten times slower. I tried profiling it but
> didn't help much. So I decided to report the issue here.


> In summery, the file "test.org" has more than 5000 org-table tables, each 
> table
> has a formula. If you move the point to the tables not too far away from the
> beginning of the buffer and press "C-c C-c" on the formula line, you will 
> notice
> that the speed is very fast which is great. However, if you move the point far
> away enough from the beginning of the buffer (move to the end for example), 
> you
> will find that "C-c C-c" on the formula line becomes much slower.
> Many other operations are also very slow. However, because I haven't been able
> to create the ECMs for those operations yet, lets focus on this one
> first.

I think Org 8.3 should improve the situation. Please test it if you can.
Meanwhile, I suggest to insert some subsections in your file.


Nicolas Goaziou

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