Has anyone complied emacs with msvc on windows? If so is there a speed enhancement? I love emacs but it keeps on getting slower and slower on windows. I'm forced to use windows at work, so changing to mac or linux is not an option.
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- Do you have all your extra elisp under DVCS? Is vc-mode walking tour histories?Feb 17, 2013
- It could be that. Git is very slow on windows. Does anyone know how to turn off this feature?Feb 17, 2013
- Well the simplest way to test would be just to rename the .git directory to something else temporarily. See if that helps and if it does you can just remove Git from the list of supported vc backends: (setq vc-handled-backends (remq 'Git vc-handled-backends)).
The main reason I suggest testing it first is because I found something was adding Git back to vc-handled-backends which might confuse things.Feb 18, 2013
- Now that the recent MSYS Git installer adds a git.exe shim in Git\cmd\, so Emacs doesn't need to go through cmd.exe to call it, using it became much faster.
I doubt it could be the reason for slow startup anyway, unless something in the init file calls vc-* commands.Feb 19, 2013
- I need to make sure I'm using the latest git then...Feb 19, 2013
- I have used Emacs on Windows for 18 years or so; plenty fast for my purposes when using compiled elisp for add-ons, and when using deferred load of elisp. Of course I only do startup once a month or so.Mar 8, 2013