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Re: emacs24 auctex slow start


From: Grant Rettke
Subject: Re: emacs24 auctex slow start
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:45:13 -0500

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:42 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> is this how it is supposed to be?

Unknown. If you send me the file I will try opening it and timing it.

> if not, how can I diagnose the problem and improve this?

Start Emacs with nothing loaded except auctex and time it again.

Also try https://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/mailing-lists.html

> dear emacs wizards:
>
> My computer is an i7-4770k with gobs of RAM and an SSD.
>
> I am running emacs24 + emacs24-el on ubuntu linux (obtained via apt-get), and 
> immediately install auctex and adaptive-wrap through the package manager 
> (11.87.7 for auctex); I wish ubuntu would allow non-interactive installation 
> by providing a package, but it's ok.
>
> When I open a 120k tex file, it takes about 5 seconds.  When I rename the 
> .tex file to .txt in order to avoid the auctex (from .emacs), my emacs 
> startup is instant.  so I know the problem is auctex.
>
> I don't even know how to debug this.  I tried starting with --debug-init and 
> looking at the *Messages* buffer, but this does not even tell me that auctex 
> started up.   (it tells me that 50ess.el did.  interesting.)  I know that 
> adaptive-wrap mode is not at fault.  removing it makes no difference.
>
> maybe this slow startup is intrinsic.  maybe it just takes a long time to 
> colorize and process a .tex file in auctex.  but 5 seconds is pretty 
> substantial on a 120k file on an i7-4.
>



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