Note to ST devs: TextPad (http://www.textpad.com/) opens a 17 MB text file (in my case, a JSON file) in milliseconds, it's immediate. Same for much larger files.
Sublime Text (2 or 3) takes ~6 seconds to open the same file, on the same machine.
Love Sublime Text (+ it works on OSX/Linux), but it's real slow opening large files, that is a problem. Please see what you can do :) It definitely can be done as TextPad (and others) show.
If syntax highlighting is the problem, then I'd rather have ST open a large file in milliseconds and disable highlighting (for files bigger than a certain size, could be configurable).
Just tried with a 17MB file, ST3 build 3021 takes roughly the same time to open it as ST2.
I don't see any speed up in ST3.
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