@icyphox it is slow at the moment, but the protocol is evolving, and the default implementation is admittedly slow because it is in Python. Python is horrible for an I/O intensive project. Synapse will live alongside, but be superseded by Dendrite at some point I believe. Improvements are coming. If you use Riot, then that can also be a slow point. The project just needs time.
As someone who has used both side of IRC/Matrix, I do not have any problems with the bridge.
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