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Re: C-h f now permanently loads ~2MB

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: C-h f now permanently loads ~2MB
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 17:41:11 -0400
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On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:27:00AM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     > C-h f (on primitives?) now apparently permanently loads a copy of the
>     > DOC file (~2MB) into a hidden buffer.
>     Yes.  Tho, only if the source C directory is found.
> We need to rethink whether this feature is a good idea.

It's a _great_ idea if you're hacking on emacs.  I used to constantly be
annoyed by the task of trying to find in which source file an emacs C
function was implemented (I've always found TAGS very clunky to use, so I
never really used it very much), but now it's almost trivial.

If the 2MB buffer is a huge concern, then enable it with a variable, and make
the default `off'.

For me, 2MB is an insignificant amount of memory in something like emacs that
is important and which I only usally run once.

[|nurgle|]  ddt- demonic? so quake will have an evil kinda setting? one that
            will  make every christian in the world foamm at the mouth?
[iddt]      nurg, that's the goal

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