[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 1.4 RC2 performance

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 02:49:11 EDT 2008

On 11 Jun 2008, at 03:10, Avdi Grimm wrote:
> Without looking at the code I know that it is, at the least, doing an
> 'ls' or equivalent each time you go up or down directories while
> finding a file.  Is there any change that might have drastically
> slowed down directory IO?

I know of no such change: certainly not on the level of Aquamacs.   
It's possible that a change to Emacs 22 has caused this.

Please investigate.  Enable "Enter Debugger on Quit", then start an  
operation within find-file and ido-mode that will lead to a "wait",  
then press C-g while you wait.  Have a look at what's happening at the  
It may be helpful to do this a couple of times to see if it's  

Also, try the GNU Emacs build from the Aquamacs web site (nightly  
builds), or at least start Aquamacs with -Q.

Btw, I can't reproduce: everything is fast and zippy for me.

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