Why jumping around in text is hard
Posted Feb 26, 2008 6:04 UTC (Tue) by eru
In reply to: Why jumping around in text is hard
Parent article: Emacs news: new maintainer, version 22 pretest
I don't really disagree with you in general. But I too have occasionally encountered Emacs (or other text editor) limitations when wanting to browse a really big log file or collected debugging output from some misbehaving program. Actually a pretty common need in software development. Probably this can be seen as misusing the tool, as in those cases I usually have no real desire to change the file. On the other hand it is natural, since Emacs is the way I normally interact with text files. Perhaps for those cases there should be a quick read-only viewing mode that makes no attempt to read anything but the region being viewed, and this mode would be used automatically for files larger than some threshold.
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