When I go to a buffer where the file was deleted Vim shows:

E211: File "foo" no longer available

Vim freezes for about a second before it resumes. Where can I change/disable this delay or handle it in another way?

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    it looks like this is hard coded in the source. Dec 17, 2020 at 13:20
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    That's too bad but thank you for looking into it!
    – laktak
    Dec 17, 2020 at 19:00

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As pointed out by @ChristianBrabandt, it looks like this is hard coded in the source:

                // give the user some time to think about it
                ui_delay(1004L, TRUE);

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