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bug#8890: 23.3; message writing slows emacs


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8890: 23.3; message writing slows emacs
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:52:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

>>> If you're just updating percentage complete, please don't do
>>> it more than once every .5 seconds... at the fastest!
>>
>> Agreed, but that's something for the application programmers to
>> consider, not for the infrastructure.
>
> Well, not necessarily.  If emacs had a built-in, sanctioned "progress"
> library, people could use that and it would take care of the problem.

Emacs does clever screen updates, though.  So if the only thing that
changes is the number before the percentage, Emacs won't repaint the
entire line, I think?

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