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Re: setting an optimal value of gc-cons-threshold


From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: setting an optimal value of gc-cons-threshold
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:14:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 09 Jun 2007 21:04:01 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I found quite a few people in their .emacs setting gc-cons-threshold to
>> a different value than the default 400000.
>
>> I wonder if there is a guidance for setting this value.
>
> Better not touch it.  In Emacs-22 we introduced gc-cons-percentage which
> provides the same benefit as increasing gc-cons-threshold but without
> the drawbacks.  And without having to fiddle with it.
>
> I.e. I'd recommend users to remove any gc-cons-threshold settings from their
> .emacs.

Perhaps this recommendation should be mentioned in the manual and
docstrings.

Steve Berman





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