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Re: Handling large files with Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Handling large files with Emacs
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:52:20 +0200

> From: Fab <>
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:33:07 +0200
> I had to work with a vast bibTeX file today and Emacs almost died and
> got super slow, which made working with Emacs impossible.  So I switched
> to Vim.  However, I use Emacs since some years now and the only thing
> that really bothers me is this issue.  I do not need to work with large
> files a lot, but when I do, Emacs is not my side kick anymore.  I tried
> some additional packages, but none of them really satisfied me.  Why is
> Vim still so fast and smooth when it deals with large files?  How do you
> handle this issue with Emacs?  I would love to see Emacs get over this
> issue some day.

How large is "large"?  Which version of Emacs was that?  On what
platform (CPU and OS)?

It's impossible to give you any meaningful answer without knowing at
least that much.

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