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Re: hang while marking large region

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: hang while marking large region
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 12:09:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) writes:
>> address@hidden writes:
>> Workaround: don't use XEmacs.
>> This is a known problem.  I had this same problem and the solution was
>> to switch.
> 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 similarly outdated Emacs, you would probably not gain much of an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.

Definitely.  My point was that one of the biggest things I noticed when
converting from XEmacs to Emacs was that fontification no longer took
the length of a bathroom break.  I thought it was just a fact of life.
I thought that it was just the subject of "Emacs Makes a Computer Slow."

I was wrong.  It made me seriously question why I chose XEmacs in the
first place.


Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
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