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Re: Maximum buffer size exceeded


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Maximum buffer size exceeded
Date: 05 May 2004 13:22:25 +0200

> From: Marco Gidde <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: 05 May 2004 07:53:04 +0200
> 
> I was in the same situation a few days ago, a large file with more
> than 200MB. It's sad, but vim did the job without complaining.

Why ``sad''?  Every editor has its breaking point wrt file sizes; I
imagine vim would break somewhere near 2GB, if not before that.

OTOH, why would someone need to load such a huge file into an
interactive editor like Emacs or vim?  Sed sounds like a perfect tool
for the job (faster, too).

In other words, there's the best tool for every job, and Emacs (nor
vim) is not the one for this job.





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