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Re: man page rendering speed (was: Playground pager lsp(1))

From: Larry McVoy
Subject: Re: man page rendering speed (was: Playground pager lsp(1))
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2023 08:08:28 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Fri, Apr 07, 2023 at 06:06:39PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2023 09:43:19 -0500
> > From: "G. Branden Robinson" <>
> > Cc:,,,
> >,,
> > 
> > ...which brings me to the other factor, of which I'm more confident: man
> > page rendering times are much lower than they were in Unix's early days.
> > 
> > On my system, all groff man pages but one render in between a tenth and
> > a fortieth of a second.  The really huge pages like groff(7),
> > groff_char(7), and groff_diff(7) are toward the upper end of this range,
> > because they are long, at ~20-25 U.S. letter pages when formatted for
> > PostScript or PDF, or have many large tables so the tbl(1) preprocessor
> > produces a lot of output.
> > 
> > The outlier is groff_mdoc(7) at just over one-third of a second.
> Some people consider 0.1 sec, let alone 0.3 sec, to be long enough to
> be annoying.

True but try and balance that with what they are trying to do, clean 
things up.  I'm retired so my opinion doesn't count but I think they
are on the right path.

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