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bug#10539: 24.0.92; low display-time-interval makes Emacs slow

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#10539: 24.0.92; low display-time-interval makes Emacs slow
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:11:58 +0200

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 01:07:24 -0500
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I think force-mode-line-update nowadays always forces update of all
> > visible mode lines, not just the one of the current buffer.
> >
> > Calling force-mode-line-update with ALL non-nil forces a more thorough
> > redisplay (because it sets a flag which causes redisplay not to trust
> > the contents of the displayed windows, not just their mode lines).
> >
> > IOW, (force-mode-line-update t) is a way to force the next redisplay
> > cycle do a more thorough job, it has nothing to do with mode lines per
> > se.
> I think it would be good if you could document this, because it's
> basically impossible to figure out what this function actually does from
> looking at its lisp definition.

I don't mind, but I'd like Chong's and Stefan's opinion on this first.
The way the function is (was) implemented it exploits intimate
knowledge about redisplay's inner workings.  Maybe we should simply
expose to Lisp the corresponding internal variables instead, or
provide Lisp primitive functions to set them?

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