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From: Henrik Frisk <frisk.h@gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>
Cc: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>,
	org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Build agenda asynchronously
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 07:41:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAO0LSb61ee4EykeXp61AK_S_TN8WUjwPoQkHhDtk0h_U+UDzbA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87v944v9ys.fsf@web.de>

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Den tis 17 aug. 2021 kl 08:54 skrev Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide <

> Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:
> > Emacs' support for asynchronous operations is at best primitive. There
> > is built-in support for calling processes asynchonously and
> > there is some other development work to set the stage for adding threads,
> > but I think general asynchronous processing inside Emacs is a long way
> > off. A lot of how Emacs lisp works fundamentally lacks the low level
> > control structures necessary to make data structures and operations on
> > those structures thread safe. This means you have to work at a very low
> > level in order to ensure code is thread safe and that simply isn't
> > practical. Even defining the basic model for an asynchronous emacs lisp
> > is non-trivial and once you have the model, you ahve to implement it.
> Maybe it could be possible to fire up a second Emacs and retrieve the
> agenda-buffer?
> This is what I do for commands like exporting the agenda which can take a
while with the -nw flag, but that is of course unsatisfactory for most use


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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-18  5:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-16 22:52 Build agenda asynchronously dalanicolai
2021-08-16 23:59 ` Tim Cross
2021-08-17  6:52   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-08-17  7:28     ` Tim Cross
2021-08-17 18:10       ` Milan Zamazal
2021-08-18  0:13         ` Tim Cross
2021-08-18  5:47           ` Henrik Frisk
2021-08-18  5:41     ` Henrik Frisk [this message]
2021-08-18 15:28 ` Ihor Radchenko

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