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Re: Speeding up Emacs load time

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Speeding up Emacs load time
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:02:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <> writes:

> Dan Espen <> writes:
>> Dmitry Gutov <> writes:
>>> It only works if you're sitting in a darkly-lit room, using dark desktop
>>> theme, and don't routinely switch to e.g. web browser, wherein most of
>>> the websites are dark-on-light.
>>> Otherwise, the switching between levels of contrast will put even more
>>> strain on the eyes. I'm sure you'll notice that when you get a few more
>>> years sitting before a computer under your belt. I'm 26, and I've
>>> started paying attention to this 2-3 years ago.
>> I'm 67 and I say nope.
> I take it you've been using dark terminals, themes, etc, while switching
> to applications with different levels of contrast and back, for quite a
> few years now. Right?

Yep, long, long time.

> How are your eyes these days? No glasses?

You're kidding right?  Everyone needs glasses at my age.
I wear 1.25/1.25 for reading and looking at the screen only,
otherwise my vision is perfect.

On a good day I can get by without the glasses.

Dan Espen

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