Wordstar (was [rescue] FrameMaker_

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Mar 24 14:25:01 CST 2004

On Mar 24, 2004, at 3:08 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> I type vi commands into other editors all the time.
> I do that and I don't even particularly like vi.  While emacs can start
> quickly (less than a second on an E3000 and 2 seconds on a U5 270), at
> work and at home my .emacs files load a ton of extra packages that
> really slow down load time (about 15 seconds on the P4 1.4ghz on my 
> desk
> at work), but add some tremendously usefull features, like better 
> object
> browsing, prompting me on the arguments of a function when the curser 
> is
> on it, etc.

   Do you have those functions byte-compiled?  That speeds up loads 

   And further, if these are things you use a lot, you can recompile 
emacs with those functions built into the binary...there's a file in 
the source code that allows you to add stuff that gets loaded into the 
image before it's dumped.  That will add very, very little time to your 
startup.  It really makes a huge difference.

> I hate moving my hands all over too, but I have to keep reaching over
> and hitting the reset button every few minutes anyway.

   Hmm...that's either on your embedded target board, or on a Windows 
box. ;)


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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