emacs slow with large threads

Dan Čermák dan.cermak at posteo.net
Mon Jan 21 03:07:20 PST 2019

"Landry, Walter" <wlandry at caltech.edu> writes:

> Dan Čermák <dan.cermak at posteo.net> writes:
>> Hi Landry,
>> I am afraid this is a common limitation of emacs: if you start opening
>> large files (especially with long lines) it becomes very slow.
>> A viable workaround is to open the offending thread in the tree view
>> (bound to 'z' by default) and then only view individual messages.
> Tree view works well [1].  Everything is fast, and I kind of prefer that
> view anyway.
> Thanks,
> Walter Landry
> [1] I have been using notmuch for almost a year, and I did not realize
>     that there is a separate tree view.

I have been using notmuch for about two years and iirc didn't realize
tree view existed until about half a year ago. Should really have read
the manual and all the key bindings at first.

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