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Forget what I said about inline alloc#

Fri, 06 Aug 2004 09:36:45 +0000

Forget what I said about inline alloc. On unthreaded builds, or on a P4, it makes things slower, and we don't yet know why. Inline allocation has been disabled for the moment until someone (preferably with a better grasp of assembly-level optimization than me) looks at it.

My keyboard skills are even worse than usual, lately. After noticing twinges in my left wrist when chording sequences like C-t or C-w (which, yes, I do entirely left handed, naughty me, in my defence I can say only that my laptop has no control key on the right) I remapped the Caps lock key as Control and turned the Control key into Super. Well, that was the intention: in practice it seems a bit trickier, at least as far as GNU Emacs is concerned. But I will probably have a working Super key again just as soon as I restart X, so I guess that's one silver lining to keep in mind next time the computer crashes. Anyway, point being: I'd forgotten how many control sequences (C-a, C-e, C-k, C-t) are pretty much muscle memory in my everyday typing, and now they don't work any more. Slowly getting used to it.