Subject: Re: vi update?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/18/2000 10:25:48
According to der Mouse:
>Quite aside from the license issues...would it fix the speed problem?
>Ever since I went to a 1999-08-13 source tree, vi has been very slow to
>start, often to the point where emacs (my personal variant, at least)
>starts comparably fast.  (file also is slow almost to the point of
>uselessness; in that case I ktraced it and can say with confidence that
>the time is going into parsing the magic database.)

As Simon Burge said, there was a bug in the curses update that caused
this problem.  The problem appeared to be architecture related in some
way, some architectures saw a slow down but others did not.  Much
kudos goes to Simon for locating the problem :-)

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS