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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 20:57:21 +0300

> Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 17:50:46 +0200
> From: Emanuel Berg via help-gnu-emacs <address@hidden>
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Is an Emacs installation really significantly
> > larger than a Vim installation nowadays?
> On my RPi3 with Raspbian 9, 'aptitude show'
> tells me that the "Uncompressed Size" for the
> vim pack is 1,921 k, for emacs25 it is 12.8 M.

Vim I have here weighs in at 24MB, so your Vim is not really a full

> >>> Line numbers are a _must_ in vim, because
> >>> so many commands _require_ you to name the
> >>> line numbers. See your example above.
> >>> That Emacs originally didn't have line
> >>> numbers is because you don't actually
> >>> _need_ them so much.
> >>>
> >> For programming it is a must, actually.
> >
> > I disagree.
> Are we talking about being able to tell what
> line point is at, to go to a specific line,
> either thru a button or a manual command, and
> so on?

We are talking about displaying line numbers for each line, at the
beginning of that line.

> Is this a new feature to Emacs?!

linum.el was part of Emacs since about forever.  There's now (since
Emacs 26) a built-in display feature that replaces linum.

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