Posted Nov 3, 2006 20:13 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
Parent article: Pre-testing Emacs 22
The new GNU Emacs does feel a little faster and more responsive, somehow.
That's great to hear. The last two times I upgraded (to 20 and to 21), I had to abandon the new release because it was too slow. I don't ask for much -- just that the scrolling keep up with my keyboard repeat (20/second). I eventually got a faster CPU and dumped Emacs 19, but the system where I do much of my editing still can't handle 21.
I've always wondered what additional work Emacs was doing for me in scrolling down one line in the more advanced version -- it couldn't be anything worth buying a new computer over. And I wonder if I can turn it off.
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