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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: C-h f now permanently loads ~2MB
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 19:35:54 -0400

      One possibility is to replace the

            defined in `src/foo.c'
            defined in `C source code'

    so we'd only load the 2MB buffer when the user clicks on the hyperlink
    rather than when she does the C-h f.

I think that would be a big improvement.  This buffer would not be
loaded except when someone really uses it to look at the C source.  I
think that is sufficient to reduce the problem to an acceptable level.

Could you make that change?

    In my experience an extra 2MB buffer is not that big a deal: GC-wise it does
    not cost more than a 1byte buffer, and if unused it'll be paged out.

My Emacs sessions usually end with "Memory exhausted", so it does
matter for me.

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