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Re: setting an optimal value of gc-cons-threshold

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: setting an optimal value of gc-cons-threshold
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 21:04:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> I found quite a few people in their .emacs setting gc-cons-threshold to
> a different value than the default 400000.

> I wonder if there is a guidance for setting this value.

Better not touch it.  In Emacs-22 we introduced gc-cons-percentage which
provides the same benefit as increasing gc-cons-threshold but without
the drawbacks.  And without having to fiddle with it.

I.e. I'd recommend users to remove any gc-cons-threshold settings from their


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