Re: emacs / vim - time taken to open threads

Subject: Re: emacs / vim - time taken to open threads

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:10:28 -0400

To: Matthew Lear,


From: David Bremner

Matthew Lear <> writes:

> Despite being a vi guy for years, I prefer the emacs interface to
> notmuch and really like what it provides. I'm sticking with it but there
> is clearly a problem and I'd like to solve it. It's annoying when you
> know that something isn't working as well as it should be.
> Is it known that emacs is slower with notmuch or do you think I have
> some kind of build / environment problem? Or could it be due to some of
> the email content (doubtful) or something else such as encoding etc?

My experience is that the emacs interface is faster than the vim one.
At least I don't have an examples handy where emacs is slower than the
vim interface at rendering a thread. At a wild guess, I suspect it has
to do with how many attachments there are, and the emacs UI being
overenthusiastic about processing attachements.