[Beowulf] EMACS vs VI

Bob Drzyzgula bob at drzyzgula.org
Thu Feb 17 07:48:55 PST 2011

On 17/02/11 22:44 +0700, "C. Bergström" wrote:
> Bob Drzyzgula wrote:
>> While I tried to learn emacs a couple of times, it just
>> seemed like it took forever for the thing to load.
> fwiw some people still *really* care about emacs performance even on  
> modern hw.  We (PathScale) have a few vocal users and plan to spin some  
> cycles to speed it up a bit.  (If you're interested to help test/give  
> feedback ping me off list.)

It is one of my standing, and I'm sure tiresome, jokes
that when someone asks me how fast a new system seems
to be, I respond with something along the lines of
"well, vi just screams". Vi, of course, having "screamed"
on a MC68010 with 2MB of memory.


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