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Re: Why is Elisp slow?


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Why is Elisp slow?
Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 13:06:03 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

On 2019-05-02, at 09:56, address@hidden wrote:

>> If a big advance from an Industry player, such as FB, were to release a
>> JIT, that the GNU Emacs legal dept. does not object to, does that help?
>
> I, for one, appreciate Emacs much more for other characteristics than
> its speed.

Agreed, but...

> Its extremely judicious developer community, which manages advances
> at a steady pace (in a 30 year old project) while generally avoiding
> disrupting surprises for its regular users is... amazing.
>
> I've yet to run into a serious limitation posed by its "slow" elisp
> implementation.

...well, Org-mode agenda takes almost 30 seconds to generate for me...

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://mbork.pl



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