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Re: Intelligently opening large files in emacs


From: Bug Dout
Subject: Re: Intelligently opening large files in emacs
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:25:18 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

Excellent point. In some very informal tests I didn't notice much
difference in opening "large" files either way on a desktop PC (Windows
7x64). I ran into GNU Emacs' ridiculous "exceeds maximum buffer size"
long before any noticeable opening delay.

> IOW, the size of the file usually says nothing about its contents or
> the mode in which you'd like to visit that file.  So doing this based
> on size alone sounds like not a good idea to me.
>

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