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Emacs UI can be slow in M$ Windows

Added by John Abbott 9 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
EmacsUI
Target version:
Start date:
19 Oct 2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.66 h
Spent time:

Description

At the school in Cameroon I saw that some Microsoft Windows computers were terribly slow (e.g. 30s delay after each line of input) when using CoCoA-5 inside emacs.

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#1 Updated by John Abbott 9 months ago

  • Category set to EmacsUI
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Target version set to CoCoA-5.2.2
  • % Done changed from 0 to 30

I searched on internet and found some descriptions of similar problems. The suggestion is to add the following line to dot-emacs

; try to improve slow performance on windows.
(setq w32-get-true-file-attributes nil)

This solution appeared to work on the machine I tried in Cameroon.

I suggest we add this line to our Emacs code (though this might interfere with an emacs expert's own dot-emacs?)

Of course, we cannot really test this...

#2 Updated by John Abbott 8 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • Assignee set to John Abbott
  • % Done changed from 30 to 100
  • Estimated time set to 0.66 h

I have been using CoCoA-5 inside emacs for over a month with the new line added to cocoa5.emacs, and have not noticed any (new) problems with the Emacs interface.

I cannot test it on Microsoft Windows, but simply hope that it does the job.
Closing.

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