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Re: info-find-source

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: info-find-source
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:57:06 +0000

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Marcin Borkowski wrote:
>>> Info, with all those tiny nodes hanging
>>> everywhere like ornaments from
>>> a paleo-Christmas tree on Terra Prima, can
>>> be painfully slow to navigate.
>> On the contrary, I find Info extremely fast.
> Not so fast. Because searching a plain text
> file is faster still.
> Perhaps your perception of info as fast is
> a function of your own velocity?

Searching info is very fast on the computers I use.

Have you tried it with emacs -Q?  I wonder if you have customized
something that's made it slower.

I doubt that using fundamental mode would be much faster.  Internally, Info
search uses normal isearch regexp functions.

Robert Thorpe

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