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Re: Several seconds of delay when exiting Emacs


From: Steven Har
Subject: Re: Several seconds of delay when exiting Emacs
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:06:26 +0700



On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> I know nothing about `saveplace.el', but looking around a
> >> little it appears that that is the library involved here.
> >
> > FWIW - Googling a bit shows that (a) `save-place.el' has

I meant `saveplace.el'

> > been part of GNU Emacs since at least version 19, and
> > (b) back in Emacs 21 it was even documented in the Emacs
> > manual, but that mention was removed in Emacs 22.  I find
> > no mention of it in the Emacs NEWS (past or current).
>
> It's still in emacs 24, but its file name changed to
> saveplace.el.

Actually, I think the name was always `saveplace.el'.  I misspoke, above.

> But strange, that is has been removed from
> the info docs' (info "(emacs)Saving Emacs Sessions")
> section...
>
> > Here is a link to an old manual node that mentions it:
> > http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/emacs/emacs_465.html
>
> Yes, instead of using that toggle function, I have
>   (require 'saveplace)
>   (setq-default save-place t)
> in my ~/.emacs.


Indeed, I remove those two lines from the system's startup file (/usr/share/emacs/23.2/lisp/site-start.el on mine) and now the delays are gone.

Thanks, all!

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