Re: emacs / vim - time taken to open threads

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

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:54:55 +0200

To: David Bremner, Matthew Lear,


From: Tomi Ollila

On Wed, Mar 25 2015, David Bremner <> wrote:

> 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.

I've seen over 15 seconds of load time when opening some 20+ message
thread -- and jumping through messages has been slow in emacs ui.

I have not got time to investigate this further...

> d