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Re: hang while marking large region


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: hang while marking large region
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:01:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) writes:

> address@hidden writes:
>
>> i'm using 21.1.13 xemacs. when i set the mark and then scroll to a
>> distant area in a text file, xemacs hangs. we're talking about a few
>> megabytes of data being marked.
>
> Please distinguish between Emacs using an X display and the separate
> software project XEmacs.
>
>> it seems that xemacs must be trying to copy the marked region
>> somewhere and then hanging.
>>
>> any ideas for a workaround?
>
> Workaround: don't use XEmacs.
>
> This is a known problem.  I had this same problem and the solution was
> to switch.
>
> http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/04/xemacs-is-dead-long-live-xemacs.html

Well, this XEmacs (21.1.13) certainly lived long.  If you switched to a
similarly outdated Emacs, you would probably not gain much of an
advantage.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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