compared to vim or bash, it is cpu intensive. compared to any of the graphical apps that come with a mac, it is easier on the cpu (and on RAM).
1. Large files
2. Anything synchronous and blocking that takes a little too long can be frustratingly slow. This often isn’t entirely the fault of emacs (e.g. if it is slow because an external program is slow) but async isn’t done for everything so sometimes things block and you can’t do anything while they are working. This is particularly annoying if the external program provides eg auto-completion
3. Running a macro a large number of times
4. Building the completion list when finding files (I think this is a combination of an issue with the extension for finding files and how it reads a directory and just reading a very large directory over nfs)
5. Sometimes it becomes slow enough that the visual lag between key press and character-on-screen is annoyingly large
You can do all the CLI tasks inside Emacs.
Emacs Vanilla takes less than a second to open in my t430(2011)
Yes. Early 2015 Macbook Pro.
Do you think vanilla Emacs with the same amount of packages would be much faster (without getting into tricks like a daemon)?
The issue with VS Code is that it’s more memory hungry than google chrome. More than once I’ve caught it using half a gig of memory, with various instances of flow using up to a gig on top of that.
Emacsclient would solve this issue for you though.
(This uses repl.run, which is Repl.it's new terminal app hosting service. Source here: https://fireplace.basicer.repl.run/__repl )
When I saw the title of the post, I was wondering for a bit if this was a port to emacs.
Results below- small sample but makes me wonder about stack overflow survey about vim being thrice as used as emacs. I am a very loyal vim user but I would wager that those results were influenced by the occasional vim user. What are others thoughts on this?
2:52 UTC 9-7 vim-emacs
Your poll has more selection bias than the SO survey: your poll was seen only by HNers who decided to read comments on a story with "Emacs" in the title.
Vim's command-line is more alien to the last 4 or 5 gui-bred younger generations of programmers. Learning to master it is therefore more of a badge of hounour, and for that, more sought-after, than learning to master Emacs.
Personally, I'd rather have Vim, but with Emacs-Lisp as a scripting language. That would rock.:x
Vim does have a scheme language binding such that vimscript can call an embedded script written in scheme, and that scheme script can interface with vim. This is also the case for other languages like perl, python, ruby, tcl, and several other languages.
Spacemacs sounds like it’d fit your needs to a T. Or doom-emacs.
But, +1 for emacs.
It just lets you setup "standard" record-types, such as A, AAAA, MX, etc.
(Vi is the God of editors, but Emacs is the editor of Gods.)
Are you sure you're not using vim?
It is well known that users may press these keys by mistake, while falling asleep on their keyboard. Therefore, vim beeps to keep them awake and avoid trouble.
vim all day