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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 18:28:40 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 16:45:47 +0200
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Most stuff Emacs routinely does is something the other editors could
> > only dream about, so by and large you are comparing apples to peanuts.
> 
> Examples?

  M-: (add-text-properties 1 2 '(display "Look, ma!")) RET

> Emacs is amazing, but as far as productivity goes, at least as a
> programmer's editor for popular languages, it is far behind current
> contenders.

You've changed the subject, yes?  This was never about productivity.

I agree that our situation with IDE features is quite bleak, but
that's entirely unrelated to the issues discussed in this thread, and
its reasons IMO have nothing to do with either ELisp speed or
flexibility of Emacs in general.



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