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Re: Build agenda asynchronously


From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Build agenda asynchronously
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:52:59 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.15; emacs 27.2

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> Emacs' support for asynchronous operations is at best primitive. There
> is built-in support for calling processes asynchonously and
> there is some other development work to set the stage for adding threads,
> but I think general asynchronous processing inside Emacs is a long way
> off. A lot of how Emacs lisp works fundamentally lacks the low level
> control structures necessary to make data structures and operations on
> those structures thread safe. This means you have to work at a very low
> level in order to ensure code is thread safe and that simply isn't
> practical. Even defining the basic model for an asynchronous emacs lisp
> is non-trivial and once you have the model, you ahve to implement it.

Maybe it could be possible to fire up a second Emacs and retrieve the
agenda-buffer?

Best wishes,
Arne
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